|Origin:||ratifier, from Medieval Latin ratificare, from Latin ratus; RATE1|
rat‧i‧fy past tense and past participle ratified, present participle ratifying, third person singular ratifies [transitive]
to make a written agreement official by signing it
ratify a treaty/an agreement/a decision etc
We hope that the republics will be willing to ratify the treaty.
—ratification noun [uncountable]
an attempt to delay ratification of the treaty