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Definition of solemnize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

solemnize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈsɒləmnaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləmnaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they solemnize
BrE BrE//ˈsɒləmnaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləmnaɪz//
 
he / she / it solemnizes
BrE BrE//ˈsɒləmnaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləmnaɪzɪz//
 
past simple solemnized
BrE BrE//ˈsɒləmnaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləmnaɪzd//
 
past participle solemnized
BrE BrE//ˈsɒləmnaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləmnaɪzd//
 
-ing form solemnizing
BrE BrE//ˈsɒləmnaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləmnaɪzɪŋ//
 
Religious ceremonies
 
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solemnize something (formal) to perform a religious ceremony, especially a marriage See related entries: Religious ceremonies Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French solemniser, from medieval Latin solemnizare, from Latin sollemnis ‘customary, celebrated at a fixed date’, from sollus ‘entire’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: solemnize