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Definition of MILITATE

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Militate \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. [1913 Webster]

           These are great questions, where great names militate against each other.                      --Burke. [1913 Webster]

           The invisible powers of heaven seemed to militate on the side of the pious emperor.           --Gibbon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "militate": act, aid, be effective, be in action, cancel out, count, counter, countervail, discourage, favor, foil, function, further, go, have effect, have free play, have play, help, hinder, militate against, operate, oppose, percolate, perform, perk, play, prevent, promote, resist, run, take effect, tell, tick, work

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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