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militate División en sílabas: mil·i·tate
Pronunciación: /ˈmiləˌtāt/

Definición de militate en inglés:

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[no object] (militate against)
(Of a fact or circumstance) be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing: these fundamental differences will militate against the two communities coming together
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The problem with this cheerful notion is that circumstances militate against nature in the big city.
  • Have the international community played a positive role or have they in fact militated against the development plans through the so called International Development Assistance agencies?
  • Of course, several circumstances militated against that happening.
Sinónimos
tend to prevent, work against, hinder, discourage, prejudice, be detrimental to

Uso

The verbs militate and mitigate are sometimes confused. See mitigate (usage).

Origen

Late 16th century: from Latin militat- 'served as a soldier', from the verb militare, from miles, milit- 'soldier'.

Palabras que riman con militate

facilitate, habilitate

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