no·ta·rize /'nō-tə-ˌrīz/ vt -rized, -riz·ing: to acknowledge or attest as notary public
notarize a document

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

verb accord one's approval, accredit, affirm, affix a legal signature, affix one's signature to, approve, attach a legal signature, attest to, authenticate, authorize, bear witness, certify, confirm, confirm officially, evidence, legalize, make valid, pronounce legal, seal, set one's hand and seal, sign, sign and seal, sign legally, subscribe, undersign, validate, witness

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Certification by a notary public to establish the authenticity of a signature on a legal document. Many legal documents, such as deeds and powers of attorney, must be notarized.
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Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney
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Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • notarize — no‧ta‧rize [ˈnəʊtəraɪz ǁ ˈnoʊ ] also notarise verb [transitive] LAW to be present when a document is signed, and sign it yourself to show this, so that it is official or legal: • Where can I get my will notarized? * * * notarize UK US (UK a …   Financial and business terms

  • notarize — (v.) 1935, from NOTARY (Cf. notary) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Notarized; notarizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • notarize — (Amer.) no·ta·rize || nəʊtÉ™raɪz v. legalize with a stamp of a notary public, authenticate or attest to as a notary public (also notarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • notarize — [v] certify attest, authenticate, document, endorse, register, sign and seal, swear, validate, verify, witness; concepts 50,88 …   New thesaurus

  • notarize — ☆ notarize [nōt′ə rīz΄ ] vt. notarized, notarizing to certify or attest (a document) as a notary public, esp. with a signature seal notarization n …   English World dictionary

  • Notarize — The act of officially certifying a legal document by a notary public. The purpose of having a legal document notarized is to ensure the authenticity of the signatures that appear on the document. Once notarized, a document will have much more… …   Investment dictionary

  • notarize — transitive verb ( rized; rizing) Date: 1926 to acknowledge or attest as a notary public …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • notarize — notarization, n. /noh teuh ruyz /, v.t., notarized, notarizing. to certify (a document, contract, etc.) or cause to become certified through a notary public. Also, esp. Brit., notarise. [1925 30; NOTAR(Y) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • notarize — verb to be witness of the authenticity of a document and its accompanying signatures in ones capacity as notary public …   Wiktionary

  • notarize — Synonyms and related words: OK, accept, accredit, affirm, amen, approve, authenticate, authorize, autograph, certify, confirm, cosign, countersign, endorse, give permission, give the go ahead, give the imprimatur, give thumbs up, initial, pass,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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