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ˈræt əˌfaɪrat·i·fy

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  1. ratifyverb


  2. ratifyverb

    To give formal consent to; make officially valid.


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  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.

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  1. ratify

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

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

Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes

  1. sign, ratifyverb

    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

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  1. ratifyverb

    confirm, substantiate, corroborate, establish, settle

  2. ratifyverb

    approve, sanction, bind, consent to, make valid

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  1. ratifyverb

    confirm, sanction, substantiate, corroborate

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  1. David Mamet:

    In a world we find terrifying, we ratify that which doesn't threaten us.

  2. David Waskow:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Minister Bruno Rodriguez:

    We reiterate our strong condemnation of the unacceptable and unjustifiable unilateral sanctions imposed against the sister nation of Venezuela and the continued foreign interference with the purpose of creating a climate of instability in that sister nation. We ratify our firmest support to the Bolivarian Revolution and the legitimate government headed by President Nicolás Maduro.

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    • B. belittle
    • C. minimize
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