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rat·i·fy

ratify

 
 
pronunciation:
rae tih faI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: ratifies, ratifying, ratified
definition: to approve in an official way; confirm.
The Senate ratified the treaty.
synonyms:
approve
similar words:
authorize, confirm, pass, sanction
derivations: ratification (n.), ratifier (n.)
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