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militate
British English: /ˈmɪlɪteɪt/
American English: /ˈmɪləˌteɪt/

intransitive verb

  • militate against/in favour of something
    [deutlich] gegen/für etwas sprechen
    (have effect)
    sich zuungunsten/zugunsten einer Sache Gen. auswirken

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