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ratifying

verb
present participle of ratify

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to give official acceptance of as satisfactory
  • 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

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“Ratifying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ratifying. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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