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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ratify \Rat"i*fy\ (r[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [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, n., 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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: formally approved and invested with legal authority [syn:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "ratified":
accepted, acknowledged, admitted, adopted, affirmed, allowed,
appointed, approved, authenticated, avowed, carried, certified,
chosen, conceded, confessed, confirmed, countersigned, designated,
elect, elected, elected by acclamation, embraced, endorsed,
espoused, granted, handpicked, named, nominated, notarized, passed,
picked, professed, received, recognized, sealed, select, selected,
signed, stamped, sworn and affirmed, sworn to, unanimously elected,
underwritten, validated, warranted
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