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  • militate — militate, mitigate The two words are sometimes confused (usually mitigate is used for militate) because both meanings are connected with having a reducing effect and their forms and rhythm are close. Mitigate is transitive (i.e. it takes an… …   Modern English usage

  • militate against — ˈmilitate a ˌgainst [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they militate against he/she/it militates against present participle militating against past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • militate — (v.) 1620s, to serve as a soldier (now rare), from L. militatum, pp. of militare serve as a soldier, from miles soldier (see MILITARY (Cf. military) (adj.)). Sense developed via conflict with, to be evidence for or against (1640s). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • militate — [mil′ə tāt΄] vi. militated, militating [< L militatus, pp. of militare: see MILITANT] 1. Archaic to serve as a soldier; fight ( against) 2. to be directed (against); operate or work ( against or, rarely, for): said of facts, evidence, actions …   English World dictionary

  • militate against something — ˈmilitate against sth derived (formal) to prevent sth; to make it difficult for sth to happen or exist Syn: ↑hinder • The supervisor s presence militated against a relaxed atmosphere. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • militate — v. (d; intr.) to militate against (see the Usage Note for mitigate) * * * [ mɪlɪteɪt] (d; intr.) to militate against (see the Usage Note for mitigate) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • militate —  , mitigate  Often confused. To militate is to operate against or, much more rarely, for something: The news of the scandal militated against his election promises. To mitigate means to assuage, soften, make more endurable: His apology mitigated… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • militate, mitigate —    Often confused. To militate is to operate against or, much more rarely, for something: The news of the scandal militated against his election prospects. To mitigate means to assuage, soften, make more endurable: His apology mitigated the… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • militate, mitigate —    Often confused. To militate is to operate against or, much more rarely, for something: The news of the scandal militated against his election prospects. To mitigate means to assuage, soften, make more endurable: His apology mitigated the… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • militate — militation, n. /mil i tayt /, v.i., militated, militating. 1. to have a substantial effect; weigh heavily: His prison record militated against him. 2. Obs. a. to be a soldier. b. to fight for a belief. [1615 25; < L militatus (ptp. of militare to …   Universalium

  • militate — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. operate (for or against). See action, influence …   English dictionary for students


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