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.

Origin of solemnify

First recorded in 1880–85; solemn + -ify

Related forms

un·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 Forms

solemnification, noun
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