ratify

01. The town council is set to [ratify] a decision to outlaw smoking in all public buildings.
02. The peace agreement has been [ratified] by both sides in the conflict.
03. The federal government is expected to [ratify] the agreement on climate change.
04. [Ratification] of the agreement will commit this country to reducing carbon dioxide pollution.
05. In 1972, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning discrimination against women because of their sex was defeated for lack of sufficient [ratification] among the states.
06. The United States under George W. Bush has refused to [ratify] a number of important international treaties.
07. The new law has been sent to the Senate for [ratification].
08. Quebec refused to [ratify] the Constitution of Canada, saying the document did not recognize the province's unique status within confederation.
09. The Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits nations from developing, producing, stockpiling, or using chemical arms, was [ratified] by 102 nations, though 167 countries signed the agreement.
10. As of 2005, the United States has refused to [ratify] a number of international treaties dealing with global warming, nuclear test bans, civil and political rights, discrimination against women, and the rights of children.
11. [Ratification] of the treaty is expected to take place within days.
12. The accord is expected to be [ratified] at the next meeting of heads of state in June.
13. Most countries have [ratified] the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, but not all of them actually follow it.
14. David Mamet once suggested that in a world we find terrifying, we [ratify] that which doesn't threaten us.
15. Henry Anatole Grunwald once observed that home is one's birthplace, [ratified] by memory.

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  • ratify — rat·i·fy / ra tə ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing: to make valid or effective; esp: to adopt or affirm (as the prior act or contract of an agent) by express or implied consent with the effect of original authorization unable to rescind the contract because… …   Law dictionary

  • ratify — ratify, confirm are comparable when they mean to make something legally valid or operative. Both terms presuppose previous action by a person or body with power of appointing, of legislating, or of framing such a document as a constitution, a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratify — rat‧i‧fy [ˈrætfaɪ] verb ratified PTandPP ratifying PRESPART [transitive] to make a written agreement official by signing it: • The government delayed ratifying the treaty. * * * ratify UK US /ˈrætɪfaɪ/ verb [T] ► LAW …   Financial and business terms

  • ratify — mid 14c., from O.Fr. ratifier (late 13c.), from M.L. ratificare confirm, approve, lit. fix by reckoning, from L. ratus fixed, valid (pp. of reri to reckon, think ) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Ratified;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ratify — [v] affirm, authorize accredit, approve, authenticate, bear out, bind, bless, certify, commission, confirm, consent, corroborate, endorse, establish, give stamp of approval*, go for*, license, okay*, rubber stamp*, sanction, sign, substantiate,… …   New thesaurus

  • ratify — ► VERB (ratifies, ratified) ▪ give formal consent to; make officially valid. DERIVATIVES ratification noun ratifier noun. ORIGIN Latin ratificare, from ratus fixed …   English terms dictionary

  • ratify — [rat′ə fī΄] vt. ratified, ratifying [ME ratifien < MFr ratifier < ML ratificare < L ratus (see RATE1) + facere, to make, DO1] to approve or confirm; esp., to give official sanction to SYN. APPROVE ratification [rat΄əfi kā′shən] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • ratify — verb Ratify is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑country, ↑parliament Ratify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑amendment, ↑constitution, ↑convention, ↑treaty …   Collocations dictionary

  • ratify — rat|i|fy [ˈrætıfaı] v past tense and past participle ratified present participle ratifying third person singular ratifies [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: ratifier, from Medieval Latin ratificare, from Latin ratus; RATE1] to make a written …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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