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Verb: solemnise  'só-lum,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: solemnize)
  1. Observe or perform with dignity or gravity
    "The King solemnised this day of mourning";
    - solemnize
     
  2. Perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies
    - solemnize
     
  3. Make solemn and grave
    "This ceremony solemnised our hearts";
    - solemnize

Derived forms: solemnises, solemnised, solemnising

Type of: alter, celebrate, change, keep, marry, modify, observe, splice, tie, wed