militate against

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Related to militate against: stirred up, undeterred, standing down

militate against something

[for something] to work against something. Everything you have said today militates against an early settlement to our disagreement. This really militates against my going to college.
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READING Jonathan Kay's Derby A To Z yesterday highlighted the problem which continues to militate against the Irish runners' prospects in any British competition.
What has concerned economists are the serious resource constraints currently facing the country that militate against increasing subsidies as their impact on the deficit may be more inflationary than would the relief from the subsidies themselves.
The justices recognize that undue hardship could militate against a retroactive order being made as of the date of the change of circumstances.
The unreality of the tales is adapted, then, to Cuban colonial reality, and often the texts militate against hierarchy, power, and even the genre conventions themselves.
A number of features of the law test, however, as well as the Court's minimalist consideration of the surnaming dispute, militate against such an analysis.
The first section argues that psychology has been and remains mired in conceptual problems that militate against its full development as a science.
The findings also indicated that lack of fund, ICT facilities, electricity, among others; militate against the use of technology media.
But the political realities of the EU militate against an approach that could simultaneously cover the key institutions the Commission, the Parliament, the Council and the key components, the member states.
My own Community, though it is at present drawing up a new Initial Formation Program, has in its present program guidelines for ministering "in a society where most people have difficulty accepting certain teachings of the Church, where many of the prevailing cultural factors militate against appreciation for traditional Christian values.
I'm not surprised that non-hunters not only do not support hunting but actively militate against it when hunters mad editors of gun magazines do not appreciate how disgraceful such a picture is as the one on page 53 of the October 2004 issue.
Even more damning, she ignores everything in Solzhenitsyn's writings that might militate against her claims.
For Gertrude Mkandawire, a new opposition member of parliament (MP) for Mzimba Solola, a constituency in the far north of Malawi, winning the May 20 election was a triumph over customs that militate against women.
There are cogent reasons which militate against such a requirement, but the issue is not presented here because the testifying experts worked, not alone, but cooperatively with other experts and under the auspices of AGE.
Constitution's separation of powers and its intricate checks and balances, claiming, "all these militate against the development of responsible government.
Older studies on the effects of DDT have been called into question, and newer ones militate against the notion that DDT is inherently dangerous.