Definition of intermarry in English:

intermarry

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1 (of people belonging to different races, castes, or religions) become connected by marriage.

    ‘over the centuries the Greeks intermarried with the natives’
    • ‘Hence, descendants of pre-World War I Jewish immigrants from Russia largely intermarried with Jews or non-Jews with non-Russian origins.’
    • ‘Many Georgian Americans have intermarried with Armenians, Russians, Jews, and Ukrainians.’
    • ‘Some Arabs settled in the area and intermarried with local groups.’
    • ‘Over time, the different ethnic groups have intermarried.’
    • ‘Muslim converts intermarried with immigrant Ottomans of various ethnicities.’
    • ‘Stakeholders who have moved have often intermarried with other tribal groups.’
    • ‘However, they intermarried with them and accepted a number of their customs.’
    • ‘Members of prominent families intermarried with other groups, especially wealthy European, Latin American, and North American immigrants.’
    • ‘Many Hutus pointed out that they had lived with and intermarried with these people they are being told to kill.’
    • ‘His people intermarried with the Burmese and gradually adopted the Buddhist religion.’
    • ‘Like it or not, they have intermarried with Papuans the last three decades.’
    • ‘By the 1990s, a second generation of Brazilians had been born and raised in Paraguay, and a few intermarried with the local population.’
    • ‘The Angles, Saxons, Danes, Frisians and other invaders intermarried with the existing Romano-British Celts, Romans, Jutes, Gauls, Greeks and Lombards.’
    • ‘The new families prospered, intermarried with the older established families, and gained wealth and influence throughout New England.’
    • ‘Many Romans stayed and intermarried with the Dacians, helping to shape the customs and language of the region.’
    • ‘And indeed, native-born Americans are intermarrying in steadily rising numbers.’
    • ‘The propensity of different groups to intermarry is affected by their numbers in the population.’
    • ‘Esther intermarries, becoming absorbed in Persian royalty, and is unable to raise a Jewish family of her own.’
    • ‘Many of the Scots who were pioneering the west in the 1800s intermarried with the Lakota while working their way through the mid-west as fur trappers.’
    • ‘These men are now on an equality with the agricultural families and can intermarry with them.’
    1. 1.1 (of close relations) marry each other.
      • ‘They have been intermarrying for generations, which usually involves stepbrothers and stepsisters marrying one another.’
      • ‘And all people groups can freely intermarry, resulting in a closer approximation to the genetic richness that would have characterized Noah's family.’
      • ‘There may be regions where one predominates, but Iraqis intermarry and have relations across the country.’

Pronunciation

intermarry

/ˌin(t)ərˈmerē/