confirmed by formal or authoritative consent or approval: The international Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty of all time.
the simple past tense and past participle of ratify.
- un·rat·i·fied, adjective
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How to use ratified in a sentence
NFL owners also ratified a proposal by the competition committee to add two teams to the playoff field, increasing it from 14 to 16, if the regular season is cut short by the pandemic.Ravens’ Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins test positive for coronavirus; Thursday’s game vs. Steelers remains on | Mark Maske | November 24, 2020 | Washington Post
All proposed ownership sales are vetted by the NFL’s finance committee and must be ratified by a three-quarters vote of the league’s 32 owners.Washington Football Team minority owners have a deal to sell, but Daniel Snyder is blocking it | Will Hobson, Mark Maske, Liz Clarke | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
The deal is supposed to be ratified within the next two years.15 countries signed the world’s biggest trade deal—but China is the clear winner | Naomi Xu Elegant | November 16, 2020 | Fortune
Its mission is to uphold international treaties and binational agreements, which the commission itself writes but Congress has to ratify.New Snapshot of What’s in the Tijuana River Is as Gross as You’d Expect | MacKenzie Elmer | November 2, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Approval by three-fourths of the states is required for an amendment to be ratified.
The men who drafted and ratified the Bill of Rights had no issue with the ultimate penalty for the ultimate crimes.The Supreme Court Will Never Kill the Death Penalty, Even With Botched Executions | Mike Sacks | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kerry was a major proponent of the New START treaty with Russia, which the Senate ratified after a long debate in December 2010.U.S. Knew Russia Violated Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty | Josh Rogin | November 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The law, already passed by the cabinet on October 10, has yet to be officially ratified by the interim president, Adly Mansour.
They came of age as Reagan defined a new political era and Clinton ratified it.
Firstly, the API withstood the turmoil of the “Arab Spring,” and was ratified twice in its last two summits in Baghdad and Doha.The Arab Peace Initiative Makes Its Way to the Knesset | Tal Harris | May 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mechem says that if at the time of signing, the person doing so purported to act as agent, the act might be ratified.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Both their and my agreements were immediately ratified, and they are in high spirits.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
But offerings of this kind were presented when federal transactions were ratified by the worshippers of God.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Thus if a secretary calls a meeting instead of the directors, and his action is properly ratified by them, the call is effective.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
The 1851 State Constitution was ratified by the voters by an overwhelming majority at the next election.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey