Monday, August 06, 2001
Definitions for militate
- To have force or influence.
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Citations for militate
In our current era of politics, many factors militate against changes in policies.
Even though Simpson's youth, limited professional experience, lack of reputation, unmarried status, and modest social origins all militated against success, the twenty-eight-year-old Simpson applied for the post.
Origin of militate
Militate comes from Latin militatus, past participle of militare, "to serve as a soldier," from miles, milit-, "a soldier."