solemnize

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verb sol·em·nize \ˈsä-ləm-ˌnīz\

Definition of solemnize

solemnized

solemnizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to observe or honor with solemnity

  3. 2 :  to perform with pomp or ceremony; especially :  to celebrate (a marriage) with religious rites

  4. 3 :  to make solemn :  dignify

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to speak or act with solemnity

solemnization

play \ˈsä-ləm-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of solemnize in a sentence

  1. The priest solemnized their marriage.

14th Century

First Known Use of solemnize

14th century


SOLEMNIZE Defined for English Language Learners

solemnize

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verb sol·em·nize \ˈsä-ləm-ˌnīz\

Definition of solemnize for English Language Learners

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


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