[ sol-uh m-nahyz ]
/ ˈsɒl əmˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), sol·em·nized, sol·em·niz·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·em·nized, sol·em·niz·ing.
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Also especially British, sol·em·nise.
Origin of solemnize
OTHER WORDS FROM solemnizesol·em·ni·za·tion, nounsol·em·niz·er, nounun·sol·em·nized, adjective
Words nearby solemnize
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British Dictionary definitions for solemnizer
/ (ˈsɒləmˌnaɪz) /
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 solemnizesolemnization or solemnisation, nounsolemnizer or solemniser, noun
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