Focus on the pronunciation of ratify
English definition of “ratify”
/ˈræt̬·əˌfɑɪ/ v [T]
› (esp. of governments or organizations) to agree in writing to a set of rules, or to officially approve a decision or plan: Four countries have now ratified the agreement. ratification
/ˌræt̬·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ n [U] › The Senate will consider ratification of the treaty in July.