To join as spouses by exchanging vows. To take as a spouse. To give in marriage. To perform a marriage ceremony for: The rabbi married the couple. To obtain by marriage: marry money. Nautical To join (two ropes) end to end by interweaving their strands. To unite in a close, usually permanent way: "His material marries the domestic and the exotic\u201d ( Clifton Fadiman). To take a husband or wife; wed: They married in their twenties. To combine or blend agreeably: Let the flavors marry overnight. Archaic Used as an exclamation of surprise or emphasis.