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rat·i·fy

 (răt′ə-fī′)
tr.v. rat·i·fied, rat·i·fy·ing, rat·i·fies
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm: The Senate ratified the treaty.

[Middle English ratifien, from Old French ratifier, from Medieval Latin ratificāre : Latin ratus, fixed, past participle of rērī, to reckon, consider; see rate1 + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

rat′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
rat′i·fi′er n.
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Adj.1.ratified - formally approved and invested with legal authority
legal - established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
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Astor had ratified the agreement, as above stated, war broke out between the United States and Great Britain.
The Ten Original Amendments to the Constitution of the United States Passed by Congress September 25, 1789 Ratified December 15, 1791
We ought not, therefore, to condemn the maid of the inn for her hyperbole, who, when she descended, after having lighted the fire, declared, and ratified it with an oath, that if ever there was an angel upon earth, she was now above-stairs.
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We then ratified our engagement with an affectionate wedding of palms, and to elude suspicion repaired each to his hammock, to spend the last night on board the Dolly.
Sir John tells us then how he took his book to the holy father the Pope, and how he caused it to be read, and "the Pope hath ratified and affirmed my book in all points.
Matters being thus amicably and satisfactorily arranged, the contract was solemnly ratified in another teacupful of the peppermint mixture; which was rendered the more necessary, by the flutter and agitation of the lady's spirits.
Pickwick's room, where a hearty welcome awaited him, and an agreement to club their dinners together was at once made and ratified.
It was one of Norah's peculiarities to shrink from all reconciliations that were openly ratified, and to take her shy refuge in reconciliations that were silently implied.
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To date, only three countries from Southeast and East Asia have ratified the treaty.