verb (used with object), rat·i·fied, rat·i·fy·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR ratify
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OTHER WORDS FROM ratifyrat·i·fi·er, nounnon·rat·i·fy·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ratify
Under the scheduling formula ratified unanimously by the owners Wednesday, the 17th game will be an out-of-conference game based on teams’ order of finish within their divisions the previous season.NFL owners approve schedule formula for 17-game season|Mark Maske|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Women officially won the right to vote just a few months before the 1920 presidential election, and as soon as the 19th Amendment was ratified, suffragists were predicting a sea change in American politics.Women Won The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago. They Didn’t Start Voting Differently From Men Until 1980.|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|August 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Once the 19th Amendment was ratified, the story went, every woman in the United States could vote.
One hundred years ago today, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, granting women—in theory—the right to vote.Melinda Gates, Ai-jen Poo, and 9 more women on what the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary means to them|ehinchliffe|August 18, 2020|Fortune
There was growing instability around the time it was ratified, after the 1932 election, and that’s some of what it intended to deal with, but it wasn’t really designed with this problem in mind.Trump Can’t Postpone The Election, But He Can Delegitimize The Results.|Sarah Frostenson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 30, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
“It is not dissimilar from Putin using the Duma to ratify his annexation of the Crimea,” he said.Britain’s PM Cameron And His Awful Assault on Human Rights Court|Nico Hines|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To the Americans, however, the invasion was “not to ratify a victory already won; it was to seize that victory by brute force.”D-Day Was The Largest And One Of The Bloodiest Invasions In History|James A. Warren|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Too many states would ratify progressive nationalist amendments.A New Constitution? We Can Hardly Handle The One We’ve Got!|James Poulos|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prof. Takao Tanase also believes that Japan will ratify the convention, but not fully implement it.
By December 11th, they were faced with the option of choosing which side's shenanigans to ratify.What if the Supreme Court Had Turned Down Bush v. Gore? (Redux)|Megan McArdle|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It means properly a small sum of money paid to clench a bargain, or to ratify an engagement.
There is an objection in a high quarter to bestow honors, which would seem to ratify the downfall of an ancient house.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
This selection the liverymen must ratify by stating that the man named is their free choice.
Possibly; but that war was precisely what was needed to ratify the Union, and lift it out of the experimental stage.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
On his being presented they asked the King, according to their privilege, to confirm and ratify his appointment.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France