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Webster 1913 Edition


Ratify

Rat′i-fy

(răt′ĭ-fī)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Ratified
(răt′ĭ-fīd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Ratifying
(răt′ĭ-fīˊĭng)
.]
[F.
ratifier
, fr. L.
ratus
fixed by calculation, firm, valid +
-ficare
(in comp.) to make. See
Rate
,
Noun.
, and
-fy
.]
To approve and sanction; to make valid; to confirm; to establish; to settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something done by an agent or servant;
as, to
ratify
an agreement, treaty, or contract; to
ratify
a nomination.
It is impossible for the divine power to set a seal to a lie by
ratifying
an imposture with such a miracle.
South.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ratify

RAT'IFY

,
Verb.
T.
[L. ratum facio, to make firm.]
1.
To confirm; to establish; to settle.
We have ratified to them the borders of Judea.
2.
To approve and sanction; to make valid; as, to ratify an agreement or treaty.

Definition 2022


ratify

ratify

English

Verb

ratify (third-person singular simple present ratifies, present participle ratifying, simple past and past participle ratified)

  1. (transitive) To give formal consent to; make officially valid.

Synonyms

  • (give formal consent to): approve

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