[ UK /ɹˈætɪfˌa‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /ˈɹætəˌfaɪ/ ]
  1. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
    Have you signed your contract yet?
    All parties ratified the peace treaty
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How To Use ratify In A Sentence

  • Being with my patient over an 18 month period was not always easy, or gratifying.
  • Its practice of paying the men their cash wages only once a month—a violation of Nevada law, which mandated semimonthly pay envelopes—guaranteed that the demand for scrip would remain robust and thus that the company store would continue to do “exceptionally good business with very gratifying profits,” as the Big Six board was informed that summer. Colossus
  • I continue to object to being read as someone who wants to "stratify" the Gospel of Thomas. The Forbidden Gospels
  • The European Union and Japan ratify the Kyoto protocol on climate change, binding themselves to cut greenhouse-gas emissions - by eight per cent from 1990 levels by 2008-12 in Europe, and by six per cent in Japan.
  • How the members of any pleasant evening-company might astonish or amuse each other by narrating together the contradictory views the same voluble discourser has unfolded to them successively during the passage of one hour! so easily we bend and conform, and deny God and ourselves, to gratify the guest we converse with. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863
  • Turning over a new leaf How gratifying to learn that lots of us have disgusting salad drawers. Times, Sunday Times
  • Doing so would smash parliament's claim to ratify or reject treaties.
  • As soon as we encounter rules, it seems to be human nature to start to get very clever about finding ways to gratify our desires even within the parameters of the rules.
  • The most gratifying thing about starting this blog has been the opportunity to get acquainted with so many smart and charming people.
  • We stratify by income anyway (via housing costs), and get the same thing you claim not to like. Matthew Yglesias » School Competition
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