solemnize

verb sol·em·nize \ ˈsä-ləm-ˌnīz \

Definition of solemnize

solemnized; solemnizing
transitive verb
1 : to observe or honor with solemnity
2 : to perform with pomp or ceremony; especially : to celebrate (a marriage) with religious rites
3 : to make solemn : dignify
intransitive verb
: to speak or act with solemnity

solemnization

play \ˌsä-ləm-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of solemnize in a Sentence

  1. The priest solemnized their marriage.

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First Known Use of solemnize

14th century


SOLEMNIZE Defined for English Language Learners

solemnize

verb

Definition of solemnize for English Language Learners

  • : to mark or celebrate (something) officially or formally especially with a religious ceremony


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