Solemnize Sol"em*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solemnized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Solemnizing}.] [Cf. F. solemniser, sollemniser.] 1. To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms. [1913 Webster]

Baptism to be administered in one place, and marriage solemnized in another. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate. [1913 Webster]

Their choice nobility and flowers . . . Met from all parts to solemnize this feast. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To make grave, serious, and reverential. [1913 Webster]

Wordsworth was solemnizzed and elevated by this his first look on Yarrow. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]

Every Israelite . . . arose, solemnized his face, looked towards Jerusalem . . . and prayed. --L. Wallace. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Solemnize — Sol em*nize, n. Solemnization. [R.] [1913 Webster] Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock s solemnize. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solemnize — index formalize, keep (fulfill) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 solemnize …   Law dictionary

  • solemnize — late 14c.; see SOLEMN (Cf. solemn) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Solemnized; solemnizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • solemnize — (Amer.) sol·em·nize || sÉ‘lÉ™mnaɪz / sÉ’l v. make serious and solemn; speak solemnly, speak with much seriousness; perform a ceremony (i.e. a wedding); perform or observe in a ritual and formal manner (also solemnise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • solemnize — celebrate, observe, *keep, commemorate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • solemnize — (also solemnise) ► VERB 1) duly perform (a ceremony, especially that of marriage). 2) mark with a formal ceremony. DERIVATIVES solemnization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • solemnize — [säl′əm nīz΄] vt. solemnized, solemnizing [ME solempnisen < OFr solemniser < ML(Ec) solemnizare < L sollemnis, SOLEMN] 1. to celebrate with formal ceremony or according to ritual 2. to perform the ceremony of (marriage, etc.) 3. to make… …   English World dictionary

  • solemnize — solemnization, n. solemnizer, n. /sol euhm nuyz /, v., solemnized, solemnizing. v.t. 1. to perform the ceremony of (marriage). 2. to hold or perform (ceremonies, rites, etc.) in due manner. 3. to observe or commemorate with rites or ceremonies:… …   Universalium

  • solemnize — verb To make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act. The couple chose to solemnize their relationship in a secular ceremony, instead of having a wedding …   Wiktionary

  • solemnize — sol|em|nize also solemnise BrE [ˈsɔləmnaız US ˈsa: ] v solemnize a marriage formal to perform a wedding ceremony in a church …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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