verb (used with object), rat·i·fied, rat·i·fy·ing.
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Origin of ratify
Examples from the Web for ratify
“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
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
In fact, six of the eight states that refused to ratify were Southern (I include here Kentucky, not a CSA state, but Southern).
The question was taken up on the 19th and the resolution to ratify was considered first.
And in return for this moderation on the one side, the other agreed to support and ratify the new election of the Northumbrians.Harold, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She is then compelled to ratify these treaties or agreements; it looks better.Peking Dust|Ellen N. La Motte
Give me the pen here that I may sign and ratify these warrants.Henry VIII And His Court|Louise Muhlbach
Massachusetts was thus the sixth state to ratify the Constitution.The Critical Period of American History|John Fiske
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for ratify
mid-14c., from Old French ratifier (13c.), from Medieval Latin ratificare "confirm, approve," literally "fix by reckoning," from Latin ratus "fixed by calculation; determined; approved; certain, sure; valid" (past participle adjective from reri "to reckon, think;" see reason (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Ratified; ratifying.