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MILITATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does militate mean? 

MILITATE (verb)
  The verb MILITATE has 1 sense:

1. have force or influence; bring about an effect or change

  Familiarity information: MILITATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MILITATE (verb)


Sense 1militate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have force or influence; bring about an effect or change

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed

Hypernyms (to "militate" is one way to...):

act upon; influence; work (have and exert influence or effect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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