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

Derived forms: solemnizes, solemnizing, solemnized

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