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solemnify

[suh-lem-nuh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), so·lem·ni·fied, so·lem·ni·fy·ing.
  1. to make solemn: to solemnify an occasion with hymns and prayers.

Origin of solemnify

First recorded in 1880–85; solemn + -ify
Related formsun·so·lem·ni·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for solemnify

solemnify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to make serious or grave
Derived Formssolemnification, noun
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