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Solemnize definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SOL'EMNIZE, v.t.
1. To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate; as, to solemnize the birth of Christ. Their choice nobility and flow'r met from all parts to solemnize this feast.
2. To perform with ritual ceremonies and respect, or according to legal forms; as, to solemnize a marriage.
3. To peform religiouly once a year.
4. To make grave, serious and reverential; as, to solemnize the mind for the duties of the sanctuary. [This use of the word is well authorized in the United States.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to observe or honor with solemnity 2. to perform with pomp or ceremony; especially to celebrate (a marriage) with religious rites 3. to make solemn ; dignify intransitive verb to speak or act with solemnity solemnization noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also -ise) 1 duly perform (a ceremony esp. of marriage). 2 celebrate (a festival etc.). 3 make solemn. Derivatives: solemnization n. Etymology: ME f. OF solemniser f. med.L solemnizare (as SOLEMN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Solemnize Sol"em*nize, n. Solemnization. [R.] Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock's solemnize. --Spenser.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Solemnize 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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Celebrate (with solemn ceremonies), commemorate, observe, do honor to, honor, keep.

Moby Thesaurus

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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