Solemnify vs Solemnize - What's the difference?

solemnify | solemnize |


As verbs the difference between solemnify and solemnize

is that solemnify is to make solemn while solemnize is (us) to make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act.

solemnify

English

Verb

  • To make solemn.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=2009-03-13, author=Toby Cecchini, title=Mixing Metaphors, work=New York Times citation
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    solemnize

    English

    Alternative forms

    * solemnise (UK)

    Verb

    (solemniz)
  • (US) To make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act.
  • The couple chose to solemnize their relationship in a secular ceremony, instead of having a wedding.
  • * Hooker
  • Baptism to be administered in one place, and marriage solemnized in another.
  • * Milton
  • Their choice nobility and flowers / Met from all parts to solemnize this feast.
  • To make grave, serious, and reverential.
  • * J. C. Shairp
  • Wordsworth was solemnized and elevated by this his first look on Yarrow.
  • * L. Wallace
  • Every Israelite and prayed.

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