Rat·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ratified p. pr. & vb. n. Ratifying ] To approve and sanction; to make valid; to confirm; to establish; to settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something done by an agent or servant; as, to ratify an agreement, treaty, or contract; to ratify a nomination.
It is impossible for the divine power to set a seal to a lie by ratifying an imposture with such a miracle. --South.
adj : formally approved and invested with legal authority [syn: sanctioned]
v : approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation;
"All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed
your contract yet?" [syn: sign]