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English definition of “solemnize”

solemnize

verb uk formal ( UK usually solemnise)   /ˈsɒl.əm.naɪz/ us    /ˈsɑː.ləm-/
solemnize a marriage to perform the official marriage ceremony, especially as part of a religious ceremony in a church
solemnization
noun [U] uk ( UK usually solemnisation)   /ˌsɒl.əm.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌsɑː.ləm.nəˈ-/
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