Definition of ratify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ratify

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈræt̮əˌfaɪ//
 
ratify somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ratify
 
he / she / it ratifies
 
past simple ratified
 
-ing form ratifying
 
 
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to make an agreement officially valid by voting for or signing it The treaty was ratified by all the member states.
ratification
 
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NAmE//ˌræt̮əfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] The agreement is subject to ratification by the Senate.
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