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ratify

v. to confirm and adopt the act of another even though it was not approved beforehand. Example: An employee for Holsinger's Hardware orders carpentry equipment from Phillips Screws and Nails although the employee was not authorized to buy anything. The president of Holsinger's ratifies the deal when Phillips delivers the order. A person under the legal age who makes a contract, may ratify the contract when he/she reaches majority (usually 18) or may refuse to honor it without obligation.

ratify

verb accept, accredit, acknowledge, affirm, agree to, approve, assent, assure, attest, authenticate, back, bear out, buttress, certify, circumstantiate, concur, confirm, consent, corroborate, countenance, countersign, endorse, establish, guarantee, indorse, insure, make valid, pass, sanction, seal, sign, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, uphold, validate, verify, warrant
Associated concepts: estoppel, express ratification, principal and agent
See also: accept, accredit, acknowledge, adduce, affirm, agree, approve, assent, attest, bear, bestow, certify, comply, concur, confirm, consent, corroborate, cosign, countenance, countersign, embrace, endorse, fix, indorse, pass, recommend, respond, sanction, seal, sign, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, uphold, validate
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North Korea was the least likely to ratify CTBT, Zerbo added, saying the international community needed to change the way it dealt with the East Asian country.
In 1972, the ERA won overwhelming approval in both chambers and was forwarded to the 50 state legislatures in search of the needed 38 votes to ratify.
In her words, the ratification of the UN document has been expected for a long time by the disabled people in Bulgaria, which is one of the few states in the world that has failed to ratify it.
Tokyo has already started unofficial talks with Brazil on nuclear cooperation and is eyeing negotiations with Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey, which have either ratified or will ratify the Additional Protocol, they said.
AaAa The CTBT is ratified by 149 countries but still depends on the stances of some countries which delay or refuse to ratify it namely the US, China, Egypt, Iran, Israel and Indonesia.
The call was made as a two-day conference on the CTBT got under way here a day after Saint Vincent and the Grenadines became the 150th state to ratify the pact.
Russia will not ratify the EU's Energy Charter, in spite of pressing calls from the Europeans to do so, until such time as appropriate modifications have been made.
The accord, which the United States has yet to ratify, is a major development for public health in Latin America and should be ratified by all governments.
Since the pact went into force in 2001, many have been calling on Japan to ratify it.
A year ago the conventional wisdom was that of the 25 EU member nations only the stubborn British might fail to ratify the document.
In early May, the standing committee of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies (Comision Permanente) confirmed that 22 state legislatures in Mexico have voted to ratify changes to the Mexican Constitution.
Without Russia's ratification, that would be impossible because the United States declined to ratify.