militate against sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “militate against sth” in the English Dictionary

"militate against sth" in British English

See all translations

militate against sth

phrasal verb with militate uk   us   /ˈmil.ɪ.teɪt/ verb
to make something less ​likely to ​happen or ​succeed: The ​complexity and ​costliness of the ​judicialsystem militate against ​justice for the ​individual.
(Definition of militate against sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “militate against sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 妨碍, 对…产生不利影响…
in Chinese (Traditional) 妨礙, 對…產生不利影響…
What is the pronunciation of militate against sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

all or nothing

relates to doing something either completely or not at all

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More