[rat-uh-fahy] /ˈræt əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), ratified, ratifying.
to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction:
to ratify a constitutional amendment.
to confirm (something done or arranged by an agent or by representatives) by such action.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to give formal approval or consent to
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.
[rey-ting] /ˈreɪ tɪŋ/ noun 1. classification according to grade or rank. 2. assigned position in a particular class or grade, or relative standing, as of a ship or a member of the armed forces. 3. the credit standing of a person or firm. 4. Radio, Television. a percentage indicating the number of listeners to or […]
noun, U.S. Navy. 1. a badge that indicates the rank and specialty of a petty officer: worn on the upper left sleeve.
[rah-ting-uh n] /ˈrɑ tɪŋ ən/ noun 1. a city in North Rhine–Westphalia in W central Germany, N of Dusseldorf.
noun, Horology. 1. a nut that screws onto the lower end of the rod of a clock pendulum for raising or lowering the weight to alter the rate of the clock.