ratifies

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ratify \Rat"i*fy\ (r[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ratified} (r[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ratifying} (r[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]'[i^]ng).] [F. ratifier, fr. L. ratus fixed by calculation, firm, valid + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Rate}, noun, and {-fy}.] To approve and sanction; to make valid; to confirm; to establish; to settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something done by an agent or servant; as, to ratify an agreement, treaty, or contract; to ratify a nomination.

It is impossible for the divine power to set a seal to a lie by ratifying an imposture with such a miracle. --South.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ratify

verb

1: approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?" [syn: {sign}, {ratify}]


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