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.




  • To make solemn.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=2009-03-13, author=Toby Cecchini, title=Mixing Metaphors, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=The drink dates to 1861, when it was allegedly concocted at Brooks’s, a Whig party hangout in London, to commemorate the death of Queen Victoria’s prince consort Albert (or, more accurately, as a smoke screen to solemnify taking a glass of either stout or Champagne on so mournful an occasion). }}



    Alternative forms

    * solemnise (UK)


  • (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.