verb (used with object)
to perform the ceremony of (marriage).
to hold or perform (ceremonies, rites, etc.) in due manner.
to observe or commemorate with rites or ceremonies: to solemnize an occasion with prayer.
to go through with ceremony or formality.
to render solemn
, serious, or grave; dignify.
verb (used without object)
Also, especially British, solemnise.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English solempnise Related forms
< Medieval Latin sōlemnizāre,
equivalent to Latin sōlemnis solemn
+ -izāre -ize