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ratify
used in The Merchant of Venice

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Definition
to approve — typically the formal approval of an agreement by an organization
  • Like one of two contending in a prize,
    That thinks he hath done well in people's eyes,
    Hearing applause and universal shout,
    Giddy in spirit, still gazing in a doubt
    Whether those peals of praise be his or no;
    So, thrice-fair lady, stand I, even so,
    As doubtful whether what I see be true,
    Until confirm'd, sign'd, ratified by you.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (45% in)
ratified = approved
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