Militate



[mil-i-teyt] /ˈmɪl ɪˌteɪt/

verb (used without object), militated, militating.
1.
to have a substantial effect; weigh heavily:
His prison record militated against him.
2.
Obsolete.

/ˈmɪlɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive; usually foll by against or for) (of facts, actions, etc) to have influence or effect: the evidence militated against his release
v.

1620s, “to serve as a soldier” (now rare), from Latin militatum, past participle of militare “serve as a soldier,” from miles “soldier” (see military (adj.)). Sense developed via “conflict with,” to “be evidence” for or against (1640s). Related: Militated; militating.

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