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Meaning of ratify

rat•i•fy

Pronunciation: (rat'u-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction: to ratify a constitutional amendment.
  2. to confirm (something done or arranged by an agent or by representatives) by such action.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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