Meaning of “ratify” in the English Dictionary

"ratify" in British English

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ratifyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈræt.ɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈræt̬.ə.faɪ/ formal

(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 /ˈrætɪfaɪ/ us

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)