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 solemnize
In the choir of the church one could perceive the priests ready to solemnize the mass.The Corsican Brothers|Alexandre Dumas
Adams Samuel, Chelmsford, authorized to solemnize marriages there, 1664.
The dramatis personæ were a foot high, and represented a community of p. 43Lamas on their way to solemnize prayer.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc
A messenger was dispatched in haste to the archbishop for permission to solemnize her profession at once.
Instead of exciting me, there is everything to solemnize and still my feelings.The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne|Andrew A. Bonar
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.