militate against

Definition of militate against

formal
: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

militate play
  1. : to have weight or effect

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when


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