Solemnify vs Dignify - What's the difference?

solemnify | dignify |


As verbs the difference between solemnify and dignify

is that solemnify is to make solemn while dignify is to invest with dignity or honour.

solemnify

English

Verb

  • To make solemn.
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    dignify

    English

    Verb

  • to invest with dignity or honour
  • to give distinction to
  • to exalt in rank
  • to honor.
  • Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.

    Synonyms

    * exalt * elevate * prefer * advance * honor * illustrate * adorn * ennoble