militate - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈmɪlɪteɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theymilitate
he/she/itmilitates
present participlemilitating
past tensemilitated
past participlemilitated

phrasal verb

militate against

[transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theymilitate against
he/she/itmilitates against
present participlemilitating against
past tensemilitated against
past participlemilitated against
formal
militate against something to make something more difficult to do or less likely to happen