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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.

ratify

(ˈrætɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to give formal approval or consent to
[C14: via Old French from Latin ratus fixed (see rate1) + facere to make]
ˈratiˌfiable adj
ˌratifiˈcation n
ˈratiˌfier n

rat•i•fy

(ˈræt əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction: to ratify a constitutional amendment.
[1325–75; < Middle French ratifier < Medieval Latin ratificāre= Latin rat(us) calculated (see rate1) + -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy]
rat`i•fi•ca′tion, n.

ratify


Past participle: ratified
Gerund: ratifying

Imperative
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Present
I ratify
you ratify
he/she/it ratifies
we ratify
you ratify
they ratify
Preterite
I ratified
you ratified
he/she/it ratified
we ratified
you ratified
they ratified
Present Continuous
I am ratifying
you are ratifying
he/she/it is ratifying
we are ratifying
you are ratifying
they are ratifying
Present Perfect
I have ratified
you have ratified
he/she/it has ratified
we have ratified
you have ratified
they have ratified
Past Continuous
I was ratifying
you were ratifying
he/she/it was ratifying
we were ratifying
you were ratifying
they were ratifying
Past Perfect
I had ratified
you had ratified
he/she/it had ratified
we had ratified
you had ratified
they had ratified
Future
I will ratify
you will ratify
he/she/it will ratify
we will ratify
you will ratify
they will ratify
Future Perfect
I will have ratified
you will have ratified
he/she/it will have ratified
we will have ratified
you will have ratified
they will have ratified
Future Continuous
I will be ratifying
you will be ratifying
he/she/it will be ratifying
we will be ratifying
you will be ratifying
they will be ratifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ratifying
you have been ratifying
he/she/it has been ratifying
we have been ratifying
you have been ratifying
they have been ratifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ratifying
you will have been ratifying
he/she/it will have been ratifying
we will have been ratifying
you will have been ratifying
they will have been ratifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ratifying
you had been ratifying
he/she/it had been ratifying
we had been ratifying
you had been ratifying
they had been ratifying
Conditional
I would ratify
you would ratify
he/she/it would ratify
we would ratify
you would ratify
they would ratify
Past Conditional
I would have ratified
you would have ratified
he/she/it would have ratified
we would have ratified
you would have ratified
they would have ratified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ratify - approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
validate, formalise, formalize - declare or make legally valid

ratify

ratify

verb
To accept officially:
Translations
يُصَدِّقُ على
potvrdit
ratificere
staîfesta
ratifikacijaratifikavimasratifikuoti
ratifikovať
onaylamaktasdik etmek

ratify

[ˈrætɪfaɪ] VT [+ treaty, agreement] → ratificar

ratify

[ˈrætɪfaɪ] vtratifierrat-infested [ˈrætɪnfɛstɪd] adjinfesté(e) de rats

ratify

ratify

[ˈrætɪˌfaɪ] vt (frm) → ratificare

ratify

(ˈrӕtifai) verb
to approve and agree to formally and officially, especially in writing.
ˌratifiˈcation noun

ratify

v. ratificar, confirmar.
References in classic literature ?
Peggotty was not slow to respond, and ratify the treaty of friendship by giving me one of her best hugs.
I require an order which would ratify beforehand all that I should think proper to do for the greatest good of France.
Let, then, Achilles wait, though he would fain fight at once, and do you others wait also, till the gifts come from my tent and we ratify the oath with sacrifice.
But even if the Chamber of Justice should condemn them to death, the king will never ratify their condemnation, and they cannot be executed without the king's signature.
In the daylight, indeed, she felt her terrors about his soul to have been somewhat exaggerated; whether well founded or not she had no uneasiness now, reasoning that if Providence would not ratify such an act of approximation she, for one, did not value the kind of heaven lost by the irregularity--either for herself or for her child.
If, however, the Emperor of Russia ratifies that convention, I will ratify it; but it is only a trick.
Then came the recruits, new-caught, young, savage things, timid as deer, yet yielding to stern parental and tribal law and going down into the Arangi's cabin, one by one, their fathers and mothers and relatives accompanying them in family groups, to confront the big fella white marster, who wrote their names down in a mysterious book, had them ratify the three years' contract of their labour by a touch of the right hand to the pen with which he wrote, and who paid the first year's advance in trade goods to the heads of their respective families.
In that case, you must be too ill to see the child,' said I; and finding me inexorable, he at length managed to ratify the agreement; and I bade Rachel send the boy.
Waxy came down to ratify the deeds--Lord Southdown gave away his sister--she was married by a Bishop, and not by the Rev.
A 2002 Council Decision agreed that EU Member States would take the necessary steps to ratify the 1996 HNS Convention within a reasonable time and, if possible, before 30 June 2006.
Baghdad / NINA /-- MP Adnan al-Asadi for the State of Law coalition headed by former PM ,Nuri al-Maliki criticized president Fuad Masum for failure to ratify provisions of the execution of 7000 terrorists and described this failure as a violation of the constitutional section.
Poland is the 13th EU country to ratify the agreement.