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sol·em·nize

 (sŏl′əm-nīz′)
tr.v. sol·em·nized, sol·em·niz·ing, sol·em·niz·es
1. To celebrate or observe with dignity and gravity: "His death is solemnized with a stoical but powerful gesture of grief" (David Denby). See Synonyms at observe.
2. To perform (a marriage, for example) with formal ceremony.
3. To make serious or grave: "those rooms so solemnized by their massive regimental decor" (William H. Gass).

sol′em·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

solemnize

(ˈsɒləmˌnaɪz) or

solemnise

vb (tr)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to celebrate or observe with rites or formal ceremonies, as a religious occasion
2. (Law) to celebrate or perform the ceremony of (marriage)
3. to make solemn or serious
4. to perform or hold (ceremonies, etc) in due manner
ˌsolemniˈzation, ˌsolemniˈsation n
ˈsolemˌnizer, ˈsolemˌniser n

sol•em•nize

(ˈsɒl əmˌnaɪz)

v. -nized, -niz•ing. v.t.
1. to go through or observe with ceremony or formality.
2. to perform the ceremony of (marriage).
3. to render solemn; dignify.
v.i.
4. to act or speak with solemnity.
[1350–1400]
sol`em•ni•za′tion, n.

solemnize


Past participle: solemnized
Gerund: solemnizing

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.solemnize - observe or perform with dignity or gravity; "The King solemnized this day of morning"
celebrate, observe, keep - behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
2.solemnize - perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies
marry, splice, wed, tie - perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
3.solemnize - make solemn and grave; "This ceremony solemnized our hearts"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

solemnize

verb
To mark (a day or an event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing:
Translations

solemnize

[ˈsɒləmnaɪz] VTsolemnizar

solemnize

vtfeierlich begehen; marriage(feierlich) vollziehen

solemnize

[ˈsɒləmˌnaɪz] (frm) vtsolennizzare; (marriage) → celebrare
References in classic literature ?
The great actors of the day we now solemnize were illustrious by their intrepid valor no less than by their Christian graces, but the clarion of conquest has not blazoned forth their names to all the winds of heaven.
So the entire party assembled within the little cabin and about the door to witness the second ceremony that Professor Porter was to solemnize within three days.
Another proposal would protect religious leaders from being forced "to solemnize any marriage or provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods or privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation or celebration of any marriage if the action would cause the organization or individual to violate a sincerely held religious belief.
Reverend James Ramsey, the owner of Chattanooga Wedding Officiants, is an ordained Interfaith Minister who can legally solemnize marriages in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.
Non-theists who wish to solemnize marriages must become "ordained" via facetious online entities like the Universal Life Church and the Church of the Latter Day Dude.
Any law that threatens clergy who choose to solemnize a union of same-sex couples, and threatens them with civil or criminal penalties, is unconstitutional.
He said it was the first time in his seven years in service that he was asked to use smart phones to solemnize a marriage.
The bill, called the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, specifies any religious denomination or representative could select which marriages it would and would not solemnize without facing penalty.
We urge those banking institutions without realistic chances of meeting the soon to be increased minimum capital requirements to seriously consider mergers and acquisitions or solemnize their proposed marriages.
Bridewealth, a kind of reverse dowry, serves not only to solemnize and stabilize a marriage but to unite families and clans.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office, a ceremony to solemnize the marriage between Abdullah, 67, and Jeanne Abdullah, 53, will be held at the official residence, attended only by close family members.
Rainer Woelki, the auxiliary bishop of Cologne, will solemnize a mass together with thousands of pilgrims.