militate against

phrasal verb
militated against; militating against; militates 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

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“Militate against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/militate%20against. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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