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Definition of militate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

militate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪteɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they militate
BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪteɪt//
 
he / she / it militates
BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪteɪts//
 
past simple militated
BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪteɪtɪd//
 
past participle militated
BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form militating
BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin militat- ‘served as a soldier’, from the verb militare, from miles, milit- ‘soldier’. Phrasal Verbsmilitate against something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: militate

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