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Synonyms for ratify
ˈræt əˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sign, ratify(verb)

    approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

    "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"

    signalise, sign up, signalize, sign, sign on, bless, signal, contract, subscribe


  1. ratify(verb)


  2. ratify(verb)

    To give formal consent to; make officially valid.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ratify

    Confirm (Latin con, together, and firmus, firm) is to add firmness or give stability to. Both confirm and corroborate presuppose something already existing to which the confirmation or corroboration is added. Testimony is corroborated by concurrent testimony or by circumstances; confirmed by established facts. That which is thoroughly proved is said to be established; so is that which is official and has adequate power behind it; as, the established government; the established church. The continents are fixed. A treaty is ratified; an appointment confirmed. An act is sanctioned by any person or authority that passes upon it approvingly. A statement is substantiated; a report confirmed; a controversy settled; the decision of a lower court sustained by a higher. Just government should be upheld. The beneficent results of Christianity confirm our faith in it as a divine revelation.

    assure, confirm, corroborate, establish, fix, prove, sanction, settle, strengthen, substantiate, sustain, uphold

    abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, overthrow, shake, shatter, unsettle, upset, weaken

    Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ratify

    sanction, seal, confirm, endorse, secure, approve, validity, establish, substantiate, settle

    negative, reject, repudiate, disaffirm, invalidate, abrogate, annul, nullify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ratify(v. a.)

    confirm, substantiate, corroborate, establish, settle

  2. ratify(v. a.)

    approve, sanction, bind, consent to, make valid

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ratify(v)

    confirm, sanction, substantiate, corroborate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ratify":

    ratifying, ratification, ratified, ratifies, rratify, approval, approved, approve

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How to use ratify in a sentence?

  1. Hans Wanner:

    Opposition was mainly politically motivated as it would have been hardly possible for some countries to domestically ratify a changed convention, many countries also fear massive cost increases by committing to refit older facilities.

  2. Noam Chomsky:

    All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.

  3. Oliver Stuenkel:

    You have a president who is basically torpedoing this deal, not only with his environmental policy, but with the way he presents it to the world, there are a growing number of voices particularly in France and Germany saying that unless this policy changes the EU should no longer ratify the deal.

  4. Lassina Zerbo:

    People say that after 15 years, how can we be sure that Iran will not start, the only assurance with teeth that Iran can give is to ratify the CTBT.

  5. David Waskow:

    There is going to be an incentive for countries to ratify once it becomes clear that entry into force is imminent.

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