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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
militate
militate
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
they militated
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
you had militated
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
they will have militated
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
you have been militating
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
they would militate
Past Conditional
I would have militated
you would have militated
he/she/it would have militated
we would have militated
you would have militated
they would have militated
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