Solemnize

  • 1 Solemnize — Sol em*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solemnized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Solemnizing}.] [Cf. F. solemniser, sollemniser.] 1. To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms. [1913 Webster] Baptism to be administered in one place,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Solemnize — Sol em*nize, n. Solemnization. [R.] [1913 Webster] Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock s solemnize. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 solemnize — index formalize, keep (fulfill) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 solemnize …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 solemnize — late 14c.; see SOLEMN (Cf. solemn) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Solemnized; solemnizing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 solemnize — (Amer.) sol·em·nize || sÉ‘lÉ™mnaɪz / sÉ’l v. make serious and solemn; speak solemnly, speak with much seriousness; perform a ceremony (i.e. a wedding); perform or observe in a ritual and formal manner (also solemnise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 solemnize — celebrate, observe, *keep, commemorate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 solemnize — (also solemnise) ► VERB 1) duly perform (a ceremony, especially that of marriage). 2) mark with a formal ceremony. DERIVATIVES solemnization noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 solemnize — [säl′əm nīz΄] vt. solemnized, solemnizing [ME solempnisen < OFr solemniser < ML(Ec) solemnizare < L sollemnis, SOLEMN] 1. to celebrate with formal ceremony or according to ritual 2. to perform the ceremony of (marriage, etc.) 3. to make… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 solemnize — solemnization, n. solemnizer, n. /sol euhm nuyz /, v., solemnized, solemnizing. v.t. 1. to perform the ceremony of (marriage). 2. to hold or perform (ceremonies, rites, etc.) in due manner. 3. to observe or commemorate with rites or ceremonies:… …

    Universalium

  • 10 solemnize — verb 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 …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 solemnize — sol|em|nize also solemnise BrE [ˈsɔləmnaız US ˈsa: ] v solemnize a marriage formal to perform a wedding ceremony in a church …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 solemnize — also ise BrE verb solemnize a marriage formal to perform a wedding ceremony in a church solemnization /slmnaI zeISn/ noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 solemnize — verb ( nized; nizing) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to observe or honor with solemnity 2. to perform with pomp or ceremony; especially to celebrate (a marriage) with religious rites 3. to make solemn ; dignify intransitive verb to speak… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 solemnize — Synonyms and related words: administer Communion, attend Communion, attend Mass, beat the drum, blow the trumpet, celebrate, celebrate Mass, commemorate, communicate, conventionalize, dignify, dress ship, fire a salute, formalize, freer, hallow,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 solemnize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. celebrate, perform, observe. See celebration, rite. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. consecrate, celebrate, observe, solemnify; see celebrate 1 . See Synonym Study at celebrate . III (Roget s Thesaurus II)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 solemnize — or solemnise sɒləmnʌɪz verb duly perform (a ceremony, especially that of marriage). ↘mark with a formal ceremony. Derivatives solemnization noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 solemnize — v. a. Celebrate (with solemn ceremonies), commemorate, observe, do honor to, honor, keep …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 solemnize — sol·em·nize …

    English syllables

  • 19 solemnize — sol•em•nize [[t]ˈsɒl əmˌnaɪz[/t]] v. nized, niz•ing 1) to go through or observe with ceremony or formality 2) to perform the ceremony of (marriage) 3) to render solemn; dignify 4) to act or speak with solemnity • Etymology: 1350–1400 sol… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 solemnize — /solamnayz/ To enter marriage publicly before witnesses in contrast to a clandestine or common law marriage …

    Black's law dictionary


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