- militate (v.)
- 1620s, "to serve as a soldier" (now rare), from Latin militatum, past participle of militare "serve as a soldier," from miles "soldier" (see military (adj.)). Sense developed via "conflict with," to "be evidence" for or against (1640s). Related: Militated; militating.
- 1. We can never promise to sail anywhere in particular, because the weather might militate against it.
- 2. Two factors may well militate against these benefits.
- 3. This would certainly militate against good bonding between the resin matrix and the glass.
- 4. Increased costs militate against further enlargement of the buildings.
- 5. Several factors combined to militate against the success of our plan.
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