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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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Ratifying the convention would "reaffirm our commitment to fully implementing U.
By ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, Russia in fact is strengthening its international authority and becoming an ecological leader, '' Vladimir Grachev, chairman of the Duma's ecology committee, told the chamber before the vote.
The second optional protocol, which requires all ratifying countries to abolish the death penalty, has been ratified by thirty-three countries and signed by twenty-one.
Shareholders also ratified the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent auditor, with at least approximately 99% of the shares present at the meeting voting "FOR" ratifying the auditor, more than the required majority of shares present.
25/2014 ratifying the Arab Convention for the Transfer of Inmates at Penal and Correctional Institutions within the framework of implementing the penal codes.
44/ 2012) Ratifying an Annex of the Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the Republic of France signed at Muscat on April 8th, 2012.
To avoid such failures,'' Arima said, ''Japan calls upon the international community at the highest political levels to take the decisive step of ratifying the CTBT at the earliest possible date.
A flurry of ratifications since the beginning of this year has increased the total number of nations ratifying the 1998 Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court to 52.
Under the convention, all nations ratifying it pledge never ``to develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile or retain chemical weapons, or transfer, directly or indirectly, chemical weapons to anyone.
By ratifying this agreement, we have committed to provide dramatic changes to our wages, benefits and work rules in order to invest in the long-term future of United Airlines.
x emissions in any ratifying nation at their 1987 levels, require that the "best available technology" be used to limit emissions from new vehicles and power plants, mandate annual reporting of NO.