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Definition of Militate

Militate
Militate 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.

Meaning of Militate from wikipedia

- regarded as idiosyncratic, ostentatious and labyrinthine and this may have militated against its recognition and acceptance. Russian chemistry professor Dmitri...
- bottles and screaming throngs. Rioting seemed very possible. King's beliefs militated against his staging a violent event, and he negotiated an agreement with...
- "abuse"), originally meaning a semantic misuse or error—e.g., using "militate" for "mitigate", "chronic" for "severe", "travesty" for "tragedy", "anachronism"...
- My Draupadi strips. My Sita climbs on a stranger’s lap. All my women militate. They brave bombs, belittle kings, take on the sun, take after me. ” — Meena...
- 20th-century music schools, and suitable for large auditoria or recordings—militates against what is known of Chopin's more intimate performance technique...
- script, calling it "extremely dirty": the movie, says the newspaper, "militates in favour of the black cause only to legitimize, after many plot buckles...
- subsequent correspondence. ****inson's own ambivalence on the matter militated against the likelihood of publication. Literary critic Edmund Wilson,...
- "sham battles" for public entertainment on Thanksgiving Day. The Militia militated for an earlier date for the holiday so they could use the warmer weather...
- coast of Newfoundland. The climate and the small amount of available land militate against activities such as farming and livestock raising (weather conditions...
- trees and taxation that gave breaks to Israeli producers, factors which militated against growth. Gaza's direct exports of these products to Western markets...
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