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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.