From Old French solemnisier, from Medieval Latin solemnizare, from Latin solemnis.
solemnize (third-person singular simple present solemnizes, present participle solemnizing, simple past and past participle solemnized)
- (transitive, US) To make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act.
- The couple chose to solemnize their relationship in a secular ceremony, instead of having a wedding.
- Baptism to be administered in one place, and marriage solemnized in another.
- Their choice nobility and flowers […] / Met from all parts to solemnize this feast.
- To make grave, serious, and reverential.
- J. C. Shairp
- Wordsworth was solemnized and elevated by this his first look on Yarrow.
- L. Wallace
- Every Israelite […] arose, solemnized his face, looked towards Jerusalem […] and prayed.