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.