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solemnize

[ sol-uhm-nahyz ]
/ 藞s蓲l 蓹m藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), sol路em路nized, sol路em路niz路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), sol路em路nized, sol路em路niz路ing.
to become solemn; conduct oneself with solemnity.
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Also especially British, sol路em路nise .

Origin of solemnize

1350鈥1400; Middle English solempnise<Medieval Latin s艒lemniz膩re, equivalent to Latin s艒lemnissolemn + -iz膩re-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM solemnize

sol路em路ni路za路tion, nounsol路em路niz路er, nounun路sol路em路nized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for solemnize

solemnize

solemnise

/ (藞s蓲l蓹m藢na瑟z) /

verb (tr)
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

Derived forms of solemnize

solemnization or solemnisation, nounsolemnizer or solemniser, noun
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