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Solemnise   Listen

Observe or perform with dignity or gravity.  Synonym: solemnize.
Perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies.  Synonym: solemnize.
Make solemn and grave.  Synonym: solemnize.

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"Solemnise" Quotes from Famous Books

... "I understand what's meant by the solemnisation of holy matrimony. That woman would solemnise a farce at the Vaudeville, with Gwen ...
— The Helpmate • May Sinclair

... into a loud lament; then, checked by us all, held his peace. In like manner also a childish feeling in me, which was, through my heart's youthful voice, finding its vent in weeping, was checked and silenced. For we thought it not fitting to solemnise that funeral with tearful lament, and groanings; for thereby do they for the most part express grief for the departed, as though unhappy, or altogether dead; whereas she was neither unhappy in her death, nor altogether dead. Of this we were assured on good grounds, ...
— The Confessions of Saint Augustine • Saint Augustine

... too alluring, and he even went on to cite the name of the village church where the pair had arranged to be married, that of the priest who had performed the ceremony, the amount of the fees paid for the same (seventy-five roubles), and statements (1) that the priest had refused to solemnise the wedding until Chichikov had frightened him by threatening to expose the fact that he (the priest) had married Mikhail, a local corn dealer, to his paramour, and (2) that Chichikov had ordered both ...
— Dead Souls • Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Words linked to "Solemnise" :   change, keep, celebrate, solemnisation, marry, modify, alter, splice, observe, wed, tie

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