Definition of intermarry
1a : to marry each otherb : to marry within a group
2 : to become connected by intermarriage
Examples of intermarry in a Sentence
The settlers and the native people seldom intermarried.
Recent Examples of intermarry from the Web
Now, 50 years on, the JSC welcomes intermarried, intercultural families who together celebrate Jewish holidays, enjoy monthly Shabbat dinners and programs, and reach out into the community by volunteering their time in a number of ways.
When the Supreme Court decided the Lovings' case, only 3 percent of newlyweds were intermarried.
When the Supreme Court decided the Lovings’ case, only 3 percent of newlyweds were intermarried.
In 2015, 17% of all U.S. newlyweds had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, a more than fivefold increase since 1967, when 3% of newlyweds were intermarried.
Pew researchers note that 50 years ago, only 3 percent of the people in the country were intermarried — that is, had spouses of a different race or ethnicity.
Among the study's other findings: •Black men are twice as likely to intermarry as black women, while Asian women are much more likely to do so than Asian men.
The most dramatic increases have been among African-Americans, though black men are much more likely than black women to intermarry.
Minoans and Mycenaean Greeks would surely have spoken each other’s languages, may have intermarried and likely adopted and refashioned one another’s customs.
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First Known Use of intermarry
INTERMARRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intermarry for English Language Learners
: to marry a member of a different racial, social, or religious group
INTERMARRY Defined for Kids
Definition of intermarry for Students
: to marry a member of a different group
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