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
Members at Fort Smith, Ark.-based ABF ratified most of the new national agreement in May but rejected some supplements, according to the Teamsters website.
In a unanimous decision the court found that the state violated the constitution, specifically the Fourteenth Amendment (which Oregon had not ratified), but also unduly interfered with parents’ rights.
Last month, 13 people accused of IS ties were hanged within three hours of the president ratifying the death documents — an unusually quick turnaround.
The result was section 1 of the 14th Amendment, ratified in July 1868 and guaranteeing to black Americans — and all people born or naturalized in the United States — the constitutional protection against removal.
Since then, the union has been slowly piecing together deals with other casinos, and a vote on ratifying a contract with the Stratosphere is set for Monday.
The members ratified a new three-year contract last month, Wright said.
Pressure will emerge from norm-centric circles to, ironically, ratify Trump’s misdeeds by refusing to even mount an attempt to clean house at the FBI, ICE, CBP, and other elements of the federal law enforcement apparatus.
The long-time German leader urged the 178 countries that have ratified the 2015 Paris accord to agree by the end of the year on a rulebook for its implementation.
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Origin and Etymology of ratify
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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