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ratify

verb [T]    /ˈræt̬·əˌfɑɪ/
( 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/ noun [U] The Senate will consider ratification of the treaty in July .
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