verb (used with object), sol·em·nized, sol·em·niz·ing.
verb (used without object), sol·em·nized, sol·em·niz·ing.
- solemn mass,
- solemn vow,
Origin of solemnize
Examples from the Web for solemnised
In the midst of a carnival of popular rejoicing the union was solemnised at Bruges on the 7th of January 1430.Van Eyck|James Cyril M. Weale
But ere the wedding was solemnised the unlooked-for hand of fate dealt him a pitiless blow.The Rhodesian|Gertrude Page
It was solemnised in as private and quiet a manner as possible.Endymion|Benjamin Disraeli
“I do hope nothing has happened to him,” said Mrs Loper, with a solemnised face.Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished|R.M. Ballantyne
The marriage was solemnised on 1st September, 1768, after which the nominal husband returned to Toulouse.
late 14c., "honor by ceremonies," from Old French solemnisier, from Medieval Latin solemnizare, from Latin solemnis (see solemn). Meaning "render solemn" is from 1726. Related: Solemnized; solemnizing.