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    Question solemnize

    Greetings to all,
    I have a doubt here with the usage of the mentioned verb.I wonder in what kind of situation it can be used apart from solemnizing a wedding ceremony.WOULD you please give me some examples?
    Thank you.

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    Re: solemnize

    Solemize means to celebrate or to honor, although I rarely see or hear it as a verb. It is more often seen as an adjective to decribe an event because it means serious, sober, formal.

    We solemize the religious holiday this week. (verb)

    It was a solemn ceremony. (adj.)

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    Re: solemnize

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Greetings to all,
    I have a doubt here with the usage of the mentioned verb.I wonder in what kind of situation it can be used apart from solemnizing a wedding ceremony.WOULD you please give me some examples?
    Thank you.

    So far as I can tell, it is primarily used in relation to marriage. It is certainly not a word I have met in relation to any other ceremonies - one does not solemnize a baptism or a funeral, and it does not turn up on the British National Corpus. Therefore I think you can take it that is has a highly restricted usage.

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