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My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game.
Bobby Hull

Meaning of "ratify" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RATIFY

Via Old French from Latin ratus fixed (see rate1) + facere to make.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RATIFY

ratify  [ˈrætɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RATIFY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ratify is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ratify in English.

WHAT DOES RATIFY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ratification

Ratification is a principal's approval of an act of its agent where the agent lacked authority to legally bind the principal. The term applies to private contract law, international treaties, and constitutions in federations such as the United States and Canada.

Definition of ratify in the English dictionary

The definition of ratify in the dictionary is to give formal approval or consent to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RATIFY

PRESENT

Present
I ratify
you ratify
he/she/it ratifies
we ratify
you ratify
they ratify
Present continuous
I am ratifying
you are ratifying
he/she/it is ratifying
we are ratifying
you are ratifying
they are ratifying
Present perfect
I have ratified
you have ratified
he/she/it has ratified
we have ratified
you have ratified
they have ratified
Present perfect continuous
I have been ratifying
you have been ratifying
he/she/it has been ratifying
we have been ratifying
you have been ratifying
they have been ratifying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I ratified
you ratified
he/she/it ratified
we ratified
you ratified
they ratified
Past continuous
I was ratifying
you were ratifying
he/she/it was ratifying
we were ratifying
you were ratifying
they were ratifying
Past perfect
I had ratified
you had ratified
he/she/it had ratified
we had ratified
you had ratified
they had ratified
Past perfect continuous
I had been ratifying
you had been ratifying
he/she/it had been ratifying
we had been ratifying
you had been ratifying
they had been ratifying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will ratify
you will ratify
he/she/it will ratify
we will ratify
you will ratify
they will ratify
Future continuous
I will be ratifying
you will be ratifying
he/she/it will be ratifying
we will be ratifying
you will be ratifying
they will be ratifying
Future perfect
I will have ratified
you will have ratified
he/she/it will have ratified
we will have ratified
you will have ratified
they will have ratified
Future perfect continuous
I will have been ratifying
you will have been ratifying
he/she/it will have been ratifying
we will have been ratifying
you will have been ratifying
they will have been ratifying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would ratify
you would ratify
he/she/it would ratify
we would ratify
you would ratify
they would ratify
Conditional continuous
I would be ratifying
you would be ratifying
he/she/it would be ratifying
we would be ratifying
you would be ratifying
they would be ratifying
Conditional perfect
I would have ratify
you would have ratify
he/she/it would have ratify
we would have ratify
you would have ratify
they would have ratify
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been ratifying
you would have been ratifying
he/she/it would have been ratifying
we would have been ratifying
you would have been ratifying
they would have been ratifying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ratify
we let´s ratify
you ratify
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ratify
Past participle
ratified
Present Participle
ratifying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RATIFY


beatify
bɪˈætɪˌfaɪ
beautify
ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ
certify
ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
demystify
diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ
fortify
ˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ
gratify
ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
identify
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
interstratify
ˌɪntəˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
mattify
ˈmætɪˌfaɪ
mortify
ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ
notify
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ
objectify
əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ
prettify
ˈprɪtɪˌfaɪ
quantify
ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ
rectify
ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪ
sanctify
ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ
stratify
ˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
testify
ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RATIFY

raticide
ratifiable
ratification
ratified
ratifier
ratifies
ratine
rating
rating community
ratings
ratings war
ratio
ratio scale
ratiocinate
ratiocination
ratiocinative
ratiocinator
ratiocinatory
ration
ration book

WORDS THAT END LIKE RATIFY

acetify
brutify
citify
compactify
decertify
flintify
fructify
frutify
left-justify
misidentify
moistify
mystify
overidentify
prenotify
presanctify
rejustify
renotify
right-justify
stultify
unsanctify

Synonyms and antonyms of ratify in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RATIFY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ratify» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ratify

Translation of «ratify» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RATIFY

Find out the translation of ratify to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ratify from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ratify» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

批准 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ratificar
570 millions of speakers

English

ratify
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुष्टि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التصديق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ратифицировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ratificar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুসমর্থন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ratifier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meratifikasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ratifizieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

>批准する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비준하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratify
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phê chuẩn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கையொப்பமிட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मंजुरी देणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

onaylamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ratificare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ratyfikowania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ратифікувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ratifica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επικυρώσουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bekragtig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ratificera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ratifisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ratify

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RATIFY»

The term «ratify» is regularly used and occupies the 55.886 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RATIFY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ratify

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2 QUOTES WITH «RATIFY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ratify.
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Kay Granger
Having removed the dictator, the allies have moved to put Iraqis in control of Iraq. Now, as they draft and ratify their Constitution, we will indeed see the character of a new Iraqi nation revealed through the principles it chooses to uphold.
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Bobby Hull
My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RATIFY»

Discover the use of ratify in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ratify and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Reservations to Un-Human Rights Treaties: Ratify and Ruin?
FOREWORD.
Elizabeth Lijnzaad, 1995
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Corporations Law in Australia
As occurred in Regal (Hastings) Ltd v Gulliver, the board was able to ratify the breach of duty by the corporation's solicitor, although it was not able to ratify the breach of duty committed by the members of the board.244 We have seen that in  ...
Roman Tomasic, Stephen Bottomley, Rob McQueen, 2002
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Regulation: Usiness Law & Professional Responsibiltiy / ...
Even if Able believed she had authority, if this belief was incorrect and no apparent or actual authority existed and Pix did not ratify, Pix would not be liable. Answer (c) is incorrect because a principal would not be liable for an employee's  ...
Joseph R. Lanciano, Michael F. Farrell, Arthur E. Reed, 2007
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Robert's Rules of Order
Ratify. This is a main motion and is used when it is desired to confirm or make valid some action which requires the approval of the assembly to make it valid. The assembly may ratify only such actions of its officers or committees, or delegates, ...
Henry M. Robert, 2008
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A Concise Chronicle History of the African-American People ...
Ratification process On November 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify these amendments. On December 15, 1791, ten of these proposals became the First through Tenth Amendments — and U.S. law — when they were ...
Henry Epps
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Business Law
Ratification In some situations, a principal can choose to adopt and ratify transactions which were made entirely without his authority. Where someone has pretended to be his agent and used his name, the principal can subsequently ratify the ...
S. B. Marsh, J. Soulsby, 2002
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The Un Convention on the Rights of Persons with ...
reservation and then the European Community ratify without? Has somebody given some thought to the general legal position that will then flow? Jonathan Shaw: We are content that if we decide to sign we will sign and we can do that.
House of Commons Join, 2009
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Adopted Texts: 2010 Ordinary Session (Third Part) 21-25 June ...
Ireland, Liechtenstein and Lithuania to sign and ratify, and Greece, Iceland, Italy and Luxembourg to ratify the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism; 23.2.
Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly, 2010
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Treaties, Their Making and Enforcement
58 See, for instances, acts of Congress approved as follows: April 29, 1874, to ratify an agreement with the Ute tribe of Indians (18 Stats, at L. 36) ; December 15 , 1874, to ratify an agreement with the Shoshone Indians (18 Id. 291) ; February 28 ...
Samuel Benjamin Crandall, 2005
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Shovel Of Stars: The Making of the American West 1800 to the ...
7, 1787 1 st to ratify. Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787 2nd to ratify. New Jersey Dec. 18, 1787 3rd to ratify. Georgia Jan. 2, 1 788 4th to ratify. Connecticut Jan. 9, 1 788 5th to ratify. Massachusetts Feb. 6, ; [788 6th to ratify. Maryland Apr. 28, 1788 7th  ...
Ted Morgan, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RATIFY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ratify is used in the context of the following news items.
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Union leaders call for re-vote to ratify contract with Santa Clara County
Union leaders announced Sunday that members of a bargaining unit, which failed to ratify its own agreement with Santa Clara County, will re-vote on that ... «abc7news.com, Jul 15»
2
Hamburg holding referendum to ratify 2024 Olympic Games bid
Hamburg residents will be asked to ratify the city's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games in a referendum on Nov. 24. All political parties except the opposition Left ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
3
Inquirer, Daily News employees ratify new contract
Members of the union representing employees of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News overwhelmingly ratified a two-year collective bargaining agreement ... «Philadelphia Business Journal, Jul 15»
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Communications Workers Of America Ratify Agreement Covering …
DALLAS, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
5
New surveillance law includes provisions allowing US to ratify
The Senate ratified both treaties in 2008, but it has taken seven years to pass legislation needed to bring U.S. law in line with them. That's what was needed for ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
6
Nurses ratify contract with University of Chicago
University of Chicago Medical Center nurses have ratified a four-year labor contract that raises wages by up to 3 percent annually, increases health care costs ... «Chicago Tribune, May 15»
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United Steelworkers 6500 ratify agreement with Vale
Members of United Steelworkers Local 6500 in Sudbury have ratified a five year collective agreement with Vale in Sudbury, a move the union present calls ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
8
UConn graduate assistants ratify first union contract
The union representing nearly 2,200 assistants at six campuses across Connecticut announced Wednesday that 1,103 voted in favor of the three-year ... «WTNH, Apr 15»
9
York University strike ends as grad students and teaching assistants …
The union representing graduate students and teaching assistants says its members voted Tuesday to ratify the three-year offer from the university. «The Globe and Mail, Mar 15»
10
Cablevision Workers Ratify Union Pact
A day after their union reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with Cablevision Systems, 262 cable company technicians ratified the pact by a ... «Multichannel News, Feb 15»

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