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Meaning of MILITATE

Pronunciation:  'mili`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  have force or influence; bring about an effect or change; "Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed"

MILITATE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: act upon, influence, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mil"i*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Militated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Militating}.] [L. militare, militatum, to be a
soldier, fr. miles, militis, soldier.]
To make war; to fight; to contend; -- usually followed by
against and with.

      These are great questions, where great names militate
      against each other.                      --Burke.

      The invisible powers of heaven seemed to militate on
      the side of the pious emperor.           --Gibbon.

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