- 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 solemnization
We are informed that the solemnization of it was owing to a miracle.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
I searched in my drawer and read over the "Form of Solemnization of Matrimony."Memoirs of a Midget
Walter de la Mare
She is indeed between the contract of her marriage and its solemnization.William Shakespeare as he lived.
We are just returned from the solemnization of the last mournful rite.Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)
During the solemnization of the Olympic Games, the bitterest animosities were laid aside.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
- 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
Word Origin and History for solemnization
mid-15c., "act of celebrating," from Old French solemnisation, solempnisation, or directly from Medieval Latin solempnizationem (nominative solempnizatio), from Latin sollemnis (see solemn).
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.