solemnify

[ suh-lem-nuh-fahy ]

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

1
First recorded in 1880–85; solemn + -ify

Other words from solemnify

  • un·so·lem·ni·fied, adjective

Words Nearby solemnify

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British Dictionary definitions for solemnify

solemnify

/ (səˈlɛmnɪˌfaɪ) /


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

Derived forms of solemnify

  • solemnification, noun

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