re·​mar·​ry (ˌ)rē-ˈmer-ē How to pronounce remarry (audio)
remarried; remarrying

transitive + intransitive

: to marry again
"… So they got divorced. But they loved each other, so after a break of 10 years, they remarried …"Linda Hashim
… eventually separated and divorced, but though each remarried, they remained close …Margo Jefferson
She divorced her husband soon after the book came out, took up with, married and divorced a local disc jockey, remarried her first husband, dumped him again, and drank herself to death by age 39.Edward Kosner
(ˌ)rē-ˈmer-ij How to pronounce remarry (audio)
plural remarriages
a happy remarriage with two children

Examples of remarry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When his mother remarried and moved to Omaha, his grandmother raised him full time. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2024 Maddie and Mackenzie have twin step-siblings After divorcing Maddie and Mackenzie’s father, mom Melissa remarried Greg Gisoni in 2013. Mckinley Franklin, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2024 Patrick left the family, then remarried and divorced again multiple times. David D. Kirkpatrick, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2024 After remarrying, her parents each had more children, so Darcy has generational differences with her own siblings, the youngest of whom is 16 years younger than her. Deb Gordon, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 My mom recently remarried after divorcing my dad two years ago. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 Willis remarried and also has two daughters with his wife Emma Heming Willis. Alli Rosenbloom, CNN, 18 Mar. 2024 Allen remarried in 2020 to Stranger Things star David Harbour in an intimate wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024 Louis remarried, and the family eventually settled in the Bronx, where Candice started her first diary on New Year’s Day, 1962. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1523, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of remarry was in 1523

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“Remarry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to marry again : to marry after an earlier marriage

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