solemnify

[ suh-lem-nuh-fahy ]
/ səˈlɛm nəˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), so·lem·ni·fied, so·lem·ni·fy·ing.

to make solemn: to solemnify an occasion with hymns and prayers.

Nearby words

  1. solemn,
  2. solemn high mass,
  3. solemn league and covenant,
  4. solemn mass,
  5. solemn vow,
  6. solemnity,
  7. solemnization,
  8. solemnize,
  9. solemnly,
  10. solenette

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

/ (səˈlɛmnɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to make serious or grave
Derived Formssolemnification, noun

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