Meaning of Ratify

What is Ratify:

Ratify means to confirm, validate, approve, verify or reaffirm something that has been said or promised, an act or a writing.

To ratify is also to authenticate an act or commitment. It is a term widely used in international conventions where treaties, agreements, contracts and other government documents that must be validated are elaborated.

Some examples of how to use the word ratify according to different contexts:

  • Reaffirm: I am going to ratify what I have said.
  • Confirm: The President ratified his position on the war.
  • Check: The student ratified his statements before the teacher and classmates o The witness has ratified all the statements.
  • Approve, validate: The people refused to ratify the Treaty.
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