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Meaning of RATIFY

Pronunciation:  'ratu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  approve in writing, to express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties signed the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"

RATIFY is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: sign
 See Also: endorse, formalise, formalize, validate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rat"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ratified}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Ratifying}.] [F. ratifier, fr. L. ratus fixed by
calculation, firm, valid + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See
{Rate}, n., and {-fy}.]
To approve and sanction; to make valid; to establish; to
settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something done by
an agent or servant; as, to ratify an agreement, treaty, or
contract; to ratify a nomination.

      It is impossible for the divine power to set a seal to
      a lie by ratifying an imposture with such a miracle.