fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication

(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)

ratifier
ratify (verb), ratifies; ratified, ratifying
1. To make something officially valid or to give formal approval or consent by voting for it or signing it: Several countries will ratify a treaty in the upcoming week and it is scheduled to go into effect the following month.
2. Etymology: from Latin ratificare, "to confirm, to approve."
Agreeing to a law or treaty.
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reclassification
reclassified
rectifiable (rek" tuh FIGH uh buhl) (adjective), more rectifiable, most rectifiable
Relating to making something right or correct: Mike had some rectifiable grammar errors to remove or to correct in his book report before he handed it in to his English teacher.
rectification (rek" tuh fi KAY shuhn) (s) (noun), rectifications (pl)
1. Something that is corrected or made right by editing a written report or making the best adjustments to objects: There were not enough chairs for everyone to sit on at the concert, so a rectification was made by providing more seats for all of those who were attending.
2. A procedure that involves decontaminating or cleaning a material: Rectification can be described as the process of removing impure substances from oil, metals, sugar, etc.
rectifier (REK tuh figh" uhr) (s) (noun), rectifiers (pl)
Someone who makes others aware of something: One kind of rectifier is a teacher whose job is to correct students when they make mistakes.
rectify (REK tuh figh") (verb), rectifies; rectified; rectifying
To make something accurate and correct or proper and respectable: The saleslady amended, orĀ rectified, the amount Eddie had to pay for the antique vase because she had charged too much for it.
To correct by calculation or accuracy.
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refactory
A place for remaking or restoring an object through reanalysis of its structure without changing its behavior.
refectory
1. A communal dining hall as in a monastery, convent, or college.
2. Etymology: from Late Latin refectorium, "place where someone is restored"; from Latin refect-, past participle of reficere, "remake", from facere "to make".
resolidification
resolidify
revivification
1. The giving of new life to someone or something.
2. The restoration of life.
3. Imparting new life, energy, or spirit to someone.
4. In medicine, refreshing the edges of a wound by paring, or scraping, to promote healing.
revivifier
Someone, or something, that gives new energy and strength to an event or an activity.
revivify
To give new life, energy, or spirit to something or somebody.