transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1780 to make solemn

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  • solemnify — [sə lem′nə fī΄] vt. solemnified, solemnifying to make solemn …   English World dictionary

  • solemnify — /seuh lem neuh fuy /, v.t., solemnified, solemnifying. to make solemn: to solemnify an occasion with hymns and prayers. [1880 85; SOLEMN + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • solemnify — so·lem·ni·fy …   English syllables

  • solemnify — so•lem•ni•fy [[t]səˈlɛm nəˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing cvb to make solemn • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • solemnify — /səˈlɛmnəfaɪ/ (say suh lemnuhfuy) verb (t) (solemnified, solemnifying) to make solemn or serious, especially a ceremony. –solemnification /səlɛmnəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say suhlemnuhfuh kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • solemnify — səˈlemnəˌfī transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ es) : to make solemn …   Useful english dictionary

  • solemnize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. celebrate, perform, observe. See celebration, rite. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. consecrate, celebrate, observe, solemnify; see celebrate 1 . See Synonym Study at celebrate . III (Roget s Thesaurus II)… …   English dictionary for students

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