notarize

[noh-tuh-rahyz]

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.

Nearby words

  1. notaire,
  2. notancephalia,
  3. notanencephalia,
  4. notaphily,
  5. notarial,
  6. notary,
  7. notary public,
  8. notate,
  9. notation,
  10. notch

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for notarize

notarize

notarise

verb

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

notarize

v.

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

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