Sol·em·nize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solemnized p. pr. & vb. n. Solemnizing ]
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.
Sol·em·nize, n. Solemnization. [R.]
Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock's solemnize. --Spenser.
v 1: observe or perform with dignity or gravity; "The King
solemnized this day of morning" [syn: solemnise]
2: perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies [syn:
3: make solemn and grave; "This ceremony solemnized our hearts"