Antonyms for ratify

Grammar : Verb
Spell : rat-uh-fahy
Phonetic Transcription : ˈræt əˌfaɪ

Definition of ratify

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French ratifier (13c.), from Medieval Latin ratificare "confirm, approve," literally "fix by reckoning," from Latin ratus "fixed by calculation; determined; approved; certain, sure; valid" (past participle adjective from reri "to reckon, think;" see reason (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Ratified; ratifying.
  • verb affirm, authorize
Example sentences :
  • Take them to the Kadi after prayers in the morning, and he will ratify your title.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • But Mary would not ratify it—at least so far as this last article was concerned.
  • Extract from : « Queen Elizabeth » by Jacob Abbott
  • And Magennis grasped him in his own strong fingers to ratify the contract.
  • Extract from : « The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • What you will sign is a promise to ratify the treaty on your accession to the throne.
  • Extract from : « The Traitors » by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • Are you ready to ratify the words when His emptying begins to come?
  • Extract from : « Parables of the Cross » by I. Lilias Trotter
  • The first act of the new legislature was to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 » by Various
  • Laws and statesmen for the most part indicate and ratify, but do not create.
  • Extract from : « Historical and Political Essays » by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
  • It was no time or place to ratify a compact for her husband in his absence.
  • Extract from : « Deerbrook » by Harriet Martineau
  • To the other Italian powers a month was allowed to ratify the treaty.
  • Extract from : « History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy » by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • He was so willing that he sent an envoy to Boston to ratify a treaty.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation » by Charles Roger

Synonyms for ratify

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