Definition of Solemnize

1. Verb. Observe or perform with dignity or gravity. "The King solemnized this day of morning"

Exact synonyms: Solemnise
Generic synonyms: Celebrate, Keep, Observe
Derivative terms: Solemnisation, Solemnization



2. Verb. Perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies.
Exact synonyms: Solemnise
Generic synonyms: Marry, Splice, Tie, Wed
Derivative terms: Solemnisation, Solemnization

3. Verb. Make solemn and grave. "This ceremony solemnized our hearts"
Exact synonyms: Solemnise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

Definition of Solemnize

1. v. t. To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms.

2. n. Solemnization.

Definition of Solemnize

1. Verb. (transitive US) To make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Solemnize

1. [v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solemnize

solemnify
solemnifying
solemnisation
solemnise
solemnised
solemnises
solemnising
solemnities
solemnity
solemnizate
solemnizated
solemnizates
solemnizating
solemnization
solemnizations
solemnize (current term)
solemnized
solemnizer
solemnizers
solemnizes
solemnizing
solemnly
solemnness
solemnnesses
solen
solenacean
solenaceans
solenaceous
soleness
solenesses

Literary usage of Solemnize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annotated Probate Code of Ohio by William Henry Whittaker, Ohio (1888)
"It shall be the duty of every minister, who is now or hereafter shall be licensed to solemnize marriages, as aforesaid, to produce to the judge of the said ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"All regularly ordained ministers in communion with some church are authorized to solemnize the rites of the matrimonial ..."

3. The Jonson Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 by Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams (1922)
"Our Court of ladies is preparing to solemnize the Christmas with a gallant mask [Jonson's Masque of Blackness] which doth cost the Exchequer £3000. ..."

4. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1838)
"... cdme and declare the continuance of their intention, no objections be reported, they have the meeting's consent to solemnize I heir in tended marriage. ..."

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