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Meaning of SOLEMNIZE

Pronunciation:  'sâlum`nIz

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

SOLEMNIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Sol"em*nize\, n.
    Solemnization. [R.]
    
          Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock's solemnize.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    
 

 

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