Definitions for: Solemnize


[v] make solemn and grave; "This ceremony solemnized our hearts"
[v] perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies
[v] observe or perform with dignity or gravity; "The King solemnized this day of morning"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Baptism to be administered in one place, and
marriage solemnized in another. --Hooker.

2. To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate.

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

3. To make grave, serious, and reverential.

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

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


Sol"em*nize, n.
Solemnization. [R.]

Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock's solemnize.
--Spenser.

Synonyms: solemnise, solemnise

See Also: alter, celebrate, change, keep, marry, observe, splice, tie, wed

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