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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English Language Learners Definition of remarry

: to marry again

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