Solemnize

Definition of Solemnize

Sol´em`nize
v. t.1.To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms.
[imp. & p. p. Solemnized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Solemnizing .]
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.
n.1.Solemnization.
Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock's solemnize.
- Spenser.

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administer Communion, attend Communion, attend Mass, beat the drum, blow the trumpet, celebrate, celebrate Mass, commemorate, communicate, conventionalize, dignify, dress ship, fire a salute, formalize, freer, hallow, hold jubilee, honor, jubilate, jubilize, keep, maffick, make merry, mark, memorialize, observe, receive the Sacrament, ritualize, signalize, solemnly mark, sound a fanfare, stylize, venerate
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