ratify Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ratify" in British English

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ratifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈræt.ɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈræt̬.ə-/ formal
(​especially of ​governments or ​organizations) to make an ​agreementofficial: Many ​countries have now ratified the UN ​convention on the ​rights of the ​child. The ​decision will have to be ratified (= ​approved) by the ​executiveboard.
ratification
noun [U] uk   /ˌræt.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌræt̬.ə-/
(Definition of ratify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ratify" in American English

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ratifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈræt̬·əˌfɑɪ/
(esp. of governments or ​organizations) to ​agree in writing to a set of ​rules, or to ​officiallyapprove a ​decision or ​plan: Four ​countries have now ratified the ​agreement.
ratification
noun [U]  us   /ˌræt̬·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
The Senate will ​consider ratification of the ​treaty in ​July.
(Definition of ratify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ratify" in Business English

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ratifyverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrætɪfaɪ/
LAW, POLITICS to ​vote on a decision or ​sign a written ​agreement to make it ​official: The decision will have to be ratified by the ​board.
(Definition of ratify from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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