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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