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English definition of “solemnize”

solemnize

verb 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 Relating to weddings solemnization (UK usually solemnisation)     /ˌsɒl.əm.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌsɑː.ləm.nəˈ-/ noun [U]
(Definition of solemnize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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