militate

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English - English
To give force or effect toward; to influence

To militate in favor of a particular result.

to have weight or influence (in determining a question)
{v} to war, fight, oppose, contradict
have force or influence; bring about an effect or change; "Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed
To make war; to fight; to contend; usually followed by against and with
To militate against something means to make it less possible or likely. To militate against someone means to prevent them from achieving something. Her background militates against her We can never promise to sail anywhere in particular, because the weather might militate against it. militate against to prevent something or make it less likely to happen
{f} work for or against something
have force or influence; bring about an effect or change; "Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed"
militate

    Hyphenation

    mi·li·tate

    Turkish pronunciation

    mîlîteyt

    Pronunciation

    /ˈmələˌtāt/ /ˈmɪlɪˌteɪt/

    Etymology

    [ 'mi-l&-"tAt ] (intransitive verb.) 1642. Latin militatus, past participle of militare to engage in warfare, from milit-, miles.

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