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

intransitive verb

  • [formal]this problem militates against his chances of success
    este problema incide negativamente en sus posibilidades de éxito
    this evidence militates against the conspiracy theory
    estas pruebas van en contra de or contradicen la teoría de una conspiración
    it militates in favor of their victory
    es un factor a su favor
    aumenta sus posibilidades de ganar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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