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Militate

Militate Meaning & Definition
Militate Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Militate?

[v] have force or influence; bring about an effect or change; "Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Militate:

Related Terms | Find terms related to Militate: act | aid | be effective | be in action | cancel out | count | counter | countervail | discourage | favor | foil | function | further | go | have effect | have free play | have play | help | hinder | militate against | operate | oppose | percolate | perform | perk | play | prevent | promote | resist | run | take effect | tell | tick | work

See Also | act upon | influence | work

Militate In Webster's Dictionary

\Mil"i*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Militated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Militating}.] [L. militare, militatum, to be a soldier, fr. miles, militis, soldier.] To make war; to fight; to contend; -- usually followed by against and with. These are great questions, where great names militate against each other. --Burke. The invisible powers of heaven seemed to militate on the side of the pious emperor. --Gibbon.

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