Examples of ratify in a Sentence
A number of countries have refused to ratify the treaty.
Lincoln's home state of Illinois was the first to ratify the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provided for the abolition of slavery.
Recent Examples of ratify from the Web
Buy Photo The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday ratified an emergency order authorized on March 7 halting operations on Sunoco Pipeline’s Mariner East 1 pipeline after sinkholes developed along the pipeline route in Chester County.
The 26th Amendment, which allowed US citizens 18 or older to cast ballots, was ratified faster than any before it.
The signing in Chile on Thursday kicks off an effort to get a majority of the member countries to ratify the deal, allowing the agreement to enter into force.
The rights of corporations were not debated in the state conventions that ratified the constitution, nor were companies mentioned in the Federalist Papers, the essays largely written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.
The board approval came after nearly a year of tough bargaining, Teachers ratified the contract earlier this month.
Neither the worst fears or highest hopes for the treaty have materialized since Congress ratified and President Bill Clinton signed it in 1993, but most economists say that on balance, all three national economies have benefited.
Indiana became the 35th and last state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Jan. 18, 1977, thanks to a last-minute telephone call from President-elect Jimmy Carter and his wife, Roselyn, to Sen. Wayne Townsend, D-Hartford City.
Every country but the United States has since ratified the Paris agreement.
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RATIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ratify for English Language Learners
: to make (a treaty, agreement, etc.) official by signing it or voting for it
RATIFY Defined for Kids
legal Definition of ratify
- unable to rescind the contract because he ratified it by accepting the benefits
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