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ratify
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Definition
to approve — typically the formal approval of an agreement by an organization
  • She said: the cloud-compeller, overcome, Assents to fate, and ratifies the doom.
    Book 16 (54% in)
  • Go, lest the haughty partner of my sway With jealous eyes thy close access survey; But part in peace, secure thy prayer is sped: Witness the sacred honours of our head, The nod that ratifies the will divine, The faithful, fix'd, irrevocable sign; This seals thy suit, and this fulfils thy vows—"
    Book 1 (87% in)
  • Thee, prince! it fits alike to speak and hear, Pronounce with judgment, with regard give ear, To see no wholesome motion be withstood, And ratify the best for public good.
    Book 9 (18% in)
  • The first loved consort of my virgin bed Before these eyes in fatal battle bled: My three brave brothers in one mournful day All trod the dark, irremeable way: Thy friendly hand uprear'd me from the plain, And dried my sorrows for a husband slain; Achilles' care you promised I should prove, The first, the dearest partner of his love; That rites divine should ratify the band, And make me empress in his native land.
    Book 19 (68% in)

There are no more uses of "ratify" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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