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ratify

[ rat-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞r忙t 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), rat路i路fied, rat路i路fy路ing.
to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction: to ratify a constitutional amendment.
to confirm (something done or arranged by an agent or by representatives) by such action.
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Origin of ratify

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English ratifien, from Middle French ratifier, from Medieval Latin ratific膩re, equivalent to Latin rat(us) 鈥渃alculated鈥 (see rate1) + -ific膩re -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM ratify

rat路i路fi路er, nounnon路rat路i路fy路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ratify

ratify
/ (藞r忙t瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to give formal approval or consent to

Derived forms of ratify

ratifiable, adjectiveratification, nounratifier, noun

Word Origin for ratify

C14: via Old French from Latin ratus fixed (see rate 1) + facere to make
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