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.

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decorum

Origin of solemnify

First recorded in 1880–85; solemn + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM solemnify

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 of solemnify

solemnification, noun
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