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ratify

verb [T] uk   /ˈræt.ɪ.faɪ/ us    /ˈræt̬.ə-/ formal
(especially of governments or organizations) to make an agreement official: Many countries have now ratified the UN convention on the rights of the child. The decision will have to be ratified (= approved) by the executive board.
ratification
noun [U] uk   /ˌræt.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌræt̬.ə-/
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