re·mar·ry | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈmer-ē , -ˈma-rē \
remarried; remarrying

Definition of remarry 

verb, 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

Other words from remarry

remarriage \(ˌ)rē-ˈmer-ij, -ˈma-rij \ noun plural remarriages
a happy remarriage with two children

First Known Use of remarry

1523, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remarry was in 1523

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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