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verb [transitive] ratify pronunciation in British English /ˈrætɪfaɪ/
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present tense
present participleratifying
past tenseratified
past participleratified
  1. to make an agreement official by signing it or formally accepting it
    The treaty still has to be ratified by EU heads of state.

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 ratify pronunciation in British English /ˌrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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