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militate against sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with militate   /ˈmil.ɪ.teɪt/ us  
to make something less likely to happen or succeed: The complexity and costliness of the judicial system militate against justice for the individual.
Translations of “militate against sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 妨礙, 對…產生不利影響…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妨碍, 对…产生不利影响…
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