- to perform the ceremony of (marriage).
- to hold or perform (ceremonies, rites, etc.) in due manner.
- to observe or commemorate with rites or ceremonies: to solemnize an occasion with prayer.
- to go through with ceremony or formality.
- to render solemn, serious, or grave; dignify.
Origin of solemnize
Examples from the Web for solemnised
Historical Examples of solemnised
Even the pirates seemed to be solemnised by what had passed.Freaks on the Fells
“That will be clever,” returned the chief, solemnised in spite of himself.The Giant of the North
Even the Indians were solemnised by what appeared to be a death-scene.Twice Bought
“It was a narrow escape, Betsy,” said Marie, solemnised by the incident.The Madman and the Pirate
Divine service was to be solemnised every morning and evening.Sir Walter Ralegh
- to celebrate or observe with rites or formal ceremonies, as a religious occasion
- to celebrate or perform the ceremony of (marriage)
- to make solemn or serious
- to perform or hold (ceremonies, etc) in due manner
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.