Meaning of solemnize

sol•em•nize

Pronunciation: (sol'um-nīz"), [key]
— v., -nized, -niz•ing.
—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: to solemnize an occasion with prayer.
  4. to go through with ceremony or formality.
  5. to render solemn, serious, or grave; dignify.
—v.i.
  1. to become solemn; conduct oneself with solemnity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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