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Ratify vs. Indorse

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Ratifyverb

(transitive) To give formal consent to; make officially valid, sign off on.

Indorseverb

alternative form of endorse

Ratifyverb

To approve and sanction; to make valid; to confirm; to establish; to settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something done by an agent or servant; as, to ratify an agreement, treaty, or contract; to ratify a nomination.

‘It is impossible for the divine power to set a seal to a lie by ratifying an imposture with such a miracle.’;

Indorseverb

To cover the back of; to load or burden.

‘Elephants indorsed with towers.’;

Ratifyverb

approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation;

‘All parties ratified the peace treaty’; ‘Have you signed your contract yet?’;

Indorseverb

To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as a direction, heading, memorandum, or address.

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Indorseverb

To write one's name, alone or with other words, upon the back of (a paper), for the purpose of transferring it, or to secure the payment of a note, draft, or the like; to guarantee the payment, fulfillment, performance, or validity of, or to certify something upon the back of (a check, draft, writ, warrant of arrest, etc.).

Indorseverb

To give one's name or support to; to sanction; to aid by approval; to approve; as, to indorse an opinion.

Indorseverb

be behind; approve of;

‘He plumped for the Labor Party’; ‘I backed Kennedy in 1960’;

Indorseverb

give support or one's approval to;

‘I'll second that motion’; ‘I can't back this plan’; ‘endorse a new project’;

Indorseverb

guarantee as meeting a certain standard;

‘certified grade AAA meat’;

Indorseverb

of documents or cheques

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