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ratify

rat·i·fy

ratify

 
 
pronunciation:
rae tih faI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ratified, ratifies, ratifying
definition: to validate, confirm, or establish (something) by giving formal approval or consent.
The legislature must ratify the treaty before it comes into effect.
synonyms:
approve, validate
antonyms:
nullify
similar words:
authorize, confirm, pass, sanction
derivations: ratification (n.), ratifier (n.)
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