- Present participle of solemnize.
Variant of solemnize
transitive verbsolemnized, solemnizing
- to celebrate with formal ceremony or according to ritual
- to perform the ceremony of (marriage, etc.)
- to make solemn, or serious, grave, etc.
Origin of solemnizeMiddle English solempnisen ; from Old French solemniser ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin solemnizare ; from Classical Latin sollemnis, solemn