militate militate  /ˈmɪ lɪ ˌteɪt/


  • (v) have force or influence; bring about an effect or change


  1. However this may militate against the picture's monetary value, it is of frequent assistance to its star.
  2. And, says Haaretz's Gideon Samet President Bush's domestic political concerns militate against rocking the boat at least until 2004.
  3. Simple tradition may also militate against a wholesale switch from red.


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  1. Oppal said that while the "plight of the victims may militate in favour of having a second trial, it does cause emotional suffering by making (their families) sit through a second trial."
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Wally Oppal Source: 570 News

  2. "I have no reason to think that anybody in Zimbabwe will act in a way that will militate against elections being free and fair," said Mbeki, who has pursued what he calls a policy of "quiet diplomacy" with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's...
    on Mar 4, 2005 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: Independent Online

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