Definitions of militate

  1. To stand opposed; to operate against or act in opposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make war; to fight; to contend; - usually followed by against and with. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To be, or stand, opposed; operate; with against, to contend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To be a soldier, to fight: to contend: to stand opposed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To contend; be opposed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To operate unfavourably; to act in opposition, followed by against. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for militate

  1. Levity of temper, low and poor conceptions of religion militate against the catholic spirit; they create an atmosphere rife with causes of contention. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  2. They desire something really ardently, and yet appear incapable of keeping their minds from straying into side issues, which must logically militate against, and probably prevent, their desire's accomplishment. – Three Things by Elinor Glyn