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ratify (verb) approve officially.
An agreement is ratified if the parties to the agreement sign it. If a parliament or a senate ratifies a law it officially passes the law. Two nations ratify a treaty if the two nations sign the treaty.
- Because sufficient number of members was not present, the council could not ratify the bill for free elementary education to children of the age group of five to ten. So it will be passed at the next session.
- The treaty for the sharing of the river waters between the two nations was ratified in a cordial atmosphere.