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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?
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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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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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