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Observe or perform with dignity or gravity.  Synonym: solemnize.
Perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies.  Synonym: solemnize.
Make solemn and grave.  Synonym: solemnize.

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"Solemnise" Quotes from Famous Books

... affections, to exalt them or refine; 35 And the maternal sympathy itself, Though strong, is, in the main, a joyless tie Of naked instinct, wound about the heart. Happier, far happier is thy lot and ours! Even now—to solemnise thy helpless state, 40 And to enliven in the mind's regard Thy passive beauty—parallels have risen, Resemblances, or contrasts, that connect, Within the region of a father's thoughts, Thee and thy mate and ...
— The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. III • William Wordsworth

... essential conditions of notice and publicity were carefully secured, the superintendent registrar of each district was empowered either to authorise the celebration of marriage in a duly registered place of worship, but in presence of a district registrar, or to solemnise the ceremony himself, without any religious service, in his own office. Clergymen of the Church of England were constituted registrars for marriages celebrated by themselves, and were bound to furnish ...
— The Political History of England - Vol XI - From Addington's Administration to the close of William - IV.'s Reign (1801-1837) • George Brodrick

Words linked to "Solemnise" :   modify, change, solemnisation, tie, solemnize, wed, splice, alter, keep, celebrate, marry, observe

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