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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.
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PM Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel supports a treaty to ban nuclear testing but signaled his country was not yet ready to ratify a pact adopted by the UN nearly 20 years ago.
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Israel is ready to ratify a treaty imposing an international ban on nuclear weapons testing, if Iran agrees to recognize the Jewish state, an Israeli official has said.
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