verb (used with object), no·ta·rized, no·ta·riz·ing.

to certify (a document, contract, etc.) or cause to become certified through a notary public.

Also especially British, no·ta·rise.

Origin of notarize

First recorded in 1925–30; notar(y) + -ize
Related formsno·ta·ri·za·tion, nounre·no·ta·rize, verb (used with object), re·no·ta·rized, re·no·ta·riz·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for notarize




(tr) to attest to or authenticate (a document, contract, etc), as a notary
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Word Origin and History for notarize

1935, from notary + -ize. Related: Notarized; notarizing.

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