verb approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
- All parties ratified the peace treaty
- Have you signed your contract yet?
Rat"i*fy transitive verb
, fr. L. ratus
fixed by calculation, firm, valid + -ficare
(in comp.) to make. See Rate
, and -fy
imperfect & past participle Ratified ; present participle & verbal noun Ratifying
- 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.
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