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ratifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈræt.ɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈræt̬.ə.faɪ/ 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.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of ratify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 officially approve 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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