militate against

Definition of militate against


  1. :  to make (something) unlikely to happen :  to prevent (something) from happening His inexperience militates against his getting an early promotion. factors militating against success

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to have weight or effect

  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

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