ratify [ rat-uh-fahy ]
Main Entry: ratify
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: affirm, authorize
Synonyms: accredit, approve, authenticate, bear out, bind, bless, certify, commission, confirm, consent, corroborate, endorse, establish, give stamp of approval, go for, license, okay*, rubber stamp, sanction, sign, substantiate, uphold, validate
Antonyms: deny, disaffirm, disagree, renounce, revoke, veto
Main Entry: acknowledge
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: verbally recognize authority
Synonyms: accede, accept, acquiesce, agree, allow, approve, attest to, certify, defend, defer to, endorse, grant, own, ratify, recognize, subscribe to, support, take an oath, uphold, yield
Antonyms: forswear, ignore, refuse, renounce, repudiate
Main Entry: adopt
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: choose or take something as one's own
Synonyms: accept, adapt, affiliate, affirm, appropriate, approve, assent, assume, borrow, embrace, endorse, espouse, follow, go down the line, go in for, imitate, maintain, mimic, opt, ratify, seize, select, support, take on, take over, take up, tap, use, utilize
Antonyms: disown, leave alone, reject, repudiate, repulse
Main Entry: affirm
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: declare the truth of something
Synonyms: assert, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, certify, cinch, clinch, confirm, cross heart, declare, guarantee, have a lock on, ice*, insist, lock up, maintain, nail down, okay, predicate, profess, pronounce, put on ice, ratify, repeat, rubber-stamp, say so, set, state, swear, swear on bible, swear up and down, testify, vouch, witness
Antonyms: deny, negate, nullify, veto
Main Entry: approve
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: allow, authorize
Synonyms: accede, accept, accredit, acquiesce, advocate, affirm, agree, assent, authorize, back*, bless*, boost, buy, buy into, certify, charter, concur, confirm, consent, dig*, empower, encourage, endorse, establish, get behind, give go-ahead, go along with, groove*, hats off to, lap up, license, maintain, make law, make valid, mandate, okay, permit, pronounce, push for, ratify, recommend, sanction, seal, second, sign, sign off on, stump for, subscribe to, support, thumbs up, uphold, validate
Antonyms: disallow, disapprove, invalidate, oppose, refuse, reject
Main Entry: attest
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: affirm, vouch for
Synonyms: adjure, announce, argue, assert, asservate, authenticate, aver, bear out, bear witness, certify, confirm, corroborate, countersign, declare, demonstrate, display, exhibit, give evidence, indicate, prove, ratify, seal, show, substantiate, support, sustain, swear, testify, uphold, verify, warrant, witness
Antonyms: deny
Main Entry: authorize
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: permit, allow
Synonyms: affirm, approve, confirm, countenance, endorse, give leave, let, license, qualify, ratify, sanction, suffer, tolerate, warrant
Antonyms: deny, disallow, reject
Main Entry: corroborate
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: back up information, story
Synonyms: approve, authenticate, bear out, certify, check on, check out, check up, confirm, declare true, document, double check, endorse, establish, give nod, justify, okay, prove, ratify, rubber-stamp, strengthen, substantiate, support, sustain, validate, verify
Antonyms: contradict, deny, disallow, disclaim, refute, reject
Main Entry: enact
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: authorize, legislate
Synonyms: accomplish, appoint, bring about, carry through, command, constitute, decree, determine, dictate, effect, effectuate, establish, execute, fix, formulate, get the floor, institute, jam through, make, make into law, make laws, ordain, order, pass, proclaim, put in force, put through, railroad through, railroad, ratify, sanction, set, steamroll, transact, vote favorably, vote in
Antonyms: hinder, prevent, refuse, veto
Main Entry: endorse
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: support, authorize
Synonyms: accredit, advocate, affirm, approve, attest, authenticate, back, back up*, bless, boost, certify, champion, commend, confirm, countenance, defend, favor, give a boost to, give green light, give one's word, give the go-ahead, give the nod, go along with, go to bat for, go with, guarantee, lend one's name to, okay, praise, push, ratify, recommend, rubber-stamp, sanction, second, stand behind, stand up for, stump for, subscribe to, sustain, underwrite, uphold, vouch for, warrant, witness
Antonyms: censure, disapprove, oppose, protest, reject, repel, unauthorize
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