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(past & past part. solemnized; pres. part. solemnizing)
Observe or perform with dignity or gravity.  Synonym: solemnise.
Perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies.  Synonym: solemnise.
Make solemn and grave.  Synonym: solemnise.

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"Solemnize" Quotes from Famous Books

... to the grammar school, ther being then att the toune of Delserf a very able master that taught the grammar, and fitted boyes for the colledge. Dureing his educating in this place, they had then a custome every year to solemnize the first Sunday of May with danceing about a May-pole, fyreing of pieces, and all manner of ravelling then in use. Ther being at that tyme feu or noe merchants in this pettie village, to furnish necessaries for the schollars sports, this youth ...
— Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... read. The opening is in the spirit of the sublimest allegory. The idea of the "skirts of the departing year, seen far onwards, waving on the wind" is one of those noble Hints at which the Reader's imagination is apt to kindle into grand conceptions. Do the words "impetuous" and "solemnize" harmonize well in the same line? Think and judge. In the 2d strophe, there seems to be too much play of fancy to be consistent with that continued elevation we are taught to expect from the strain of the foregoing. The parenthized ...
— The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 5 • Edited by E. V. Lucas

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

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