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mil·i·tate

 (mĭl′ĭ-tāt′)
intr.v. mil·i·tat·ed, mil·i·tat·ing, mil·i·tates
To have force or influence; bring about an effect or a change: "The chaste banality of his prose ... militates against the stories' becoming literature" (Anthony Burgess).

[Latin mīlitāre, mīlitāt-, to serve as a soldier, from mīles, mīlit-, soldier.]

militate

(ˈmɪlɪˌteɪt)
vb
(intr; usually foll by against or for) (of facts, actions, etc) to have influence or effect: the evidence militated against his release.
[C17: from Latin mīlitātus, from mīlitāre to be a soldier]
ˌmiliˈtation n
Usage: See at mitigate

mil•i•tate

(ˈmɪl ɪˌteɪt)

v.i. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
1. to have a substantial effect; weigh heavily: His prison record militated against him.
2. Obs.
a. to be a soldier.
b. to fight for a belief.
[1615–25; < Latin mīlitātus, past participle of mīlitāre to serve as a soldier, derivative of mīles, s. mīlit- soldier; see -ate1]
mil`i•ta′tion, n.
usage: See mitigate.

militate


Past participle: militated
Gerund: militating

Imperative
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Present
I militate
you militate
he/she/it militates
we militate
you militate
they militate
Preterite
I militated
you militated
he/she/it militated
we militated
you militated
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Present Continuous
I am militating
you are militating
he/she/it is militating
we are militating
you are militating
they are militating
Present Perfect
I have militated
you have militated
he/she/it has militated
we have militated
you have militated
they have militated
Past Continuous
I was militating
you were militating
he/she/it was militating
we were militating
you were militating
they were militating
Past Perfect
I had militated
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he/she/it had militated
we had militated
you had militated
they had militated
Future
I will militate
you will militate
he/she/it will militate
we will militate
you will militate
they will militate
Future Perfect
I will have militated
you will have militated
he/she/it will have militated
we will have militated
you will have militated
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Future Continuous
I will be militating
you will be militating
he/she/it will be militating
we will be militating
you will be militating
they will be militating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been militating
you have been militating
he/she/it has been militating
we have been militating
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they have been militating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been militating
you will have been militating
he/she/it will have been militating
we will have been militating
you will have been militating
they will have been militating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been militating
you had been militating
he/she/it had been militating
we had been militating
you had been militating
they had been militating
Conditional
I would militate
you would militate
he/she/it would militate
we would militate
you would militate
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Past Conditional
I would have militated
you would have militated
he/she/it would have militated
we would have militated
you would have militated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.militate - have force or influence; bring about an effect or change; "Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed"
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

militate

verb
militate against something counteract, conflict with, contend with, count against, oppose, counter, resist, be detrimental to, weigh against, tell against Her background militates against her. see mitigate
Translations

militate

[ˈmɪlɪteɪt] VI to militate againstmilitar en contra de

militate

vi to militate against/in favour (Brit) or favor (US) of somethingfür/gegen etw sprechen

militate

[ˈmɪlɪˌteɪt] vi to militate againstpregiudicare, essere di ostacolo a
References in classic literature ?
She speedily comprehended all his merits; the persuasion of his regard for Elinor perhaps assisted her penetration; but she really felt assured of his worth: and even that quietness of manner, which militated against all her established ideas of what a young man's address ought to be, was no longer uninteresting when she knew his heart to be warm and his temper affectionate.
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In a message to the judicial community and published on the official page of the Prime Ministry, Chahed said that this new stage in the process of the introduction of constitutional institutions "is likely to contribute to the consecration of the foundations of the independence of the judiciary for which militated entire generations of Tunisians.
Talking to media persons following a law and order meeting in CM House, the Chief Minister said no commission will be formed to investigate the issue of militated dead bodies but if IG's probe failed to satisfy the people, only then the formation of judicial commission may be considered.
He commended the Federal Government policy on agriculture but noted that lack of proper implementation has militated against the development of the sector.
The meeting cautioned against hasty land thoughtless legislation that militated against human rights of citizens and decided to resist any move that undermined the people's basic rights.
Covering the near-two mile circuit with fleece took around five hours, with the track's size, plus the fact it is on common land, having previously militated against protecting the whole course.
As he saw things, Thatcher was pursing a narrow nationalism that militated against Britain playing a full part in Europe.
He considers cotton to be peculiar in that, unlike other crops, it militated against maintenance of "a kind of premodern work culture that allowed slaves to preserve many aspects of their African heritage through their work" (p.
RENNIE Y Ku, (ECHO Letters, May 27) is entitled to be against the invasion of Iraq, but that is no excuse for ignoring all the things that militated towards the invasion, or to distort the following consequences.