militate against

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militate against

To have an active influence or effect against or in opposition to someone or something. This conviction will militate against your chances of getting hired in the future. Instead, the regulation has ended up militating against fostering the kind of young, motivated talent this industry so desperately needs.

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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She speedily comprehended all his merits; the persuasion of his regard for Elinor perhaps assisted her penetration; but she really felt assured of his worth: and even that quietness of manner, which militated against all her established ideas of what a young man's address ought to be, was no longer uninteresting when she knew his heart to be warm and his temper affectionate.
Stronger retail sales numbers, improved confidence, and hotter CPI data also militated against a 50 bp rate reduction.
According to him, lack of unity, which gave birth to a protracted chieftaincy dispute, has been the bane that has militated against the progress of the town.
Two, they faced a web of laws like the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act 2016 that militated against freedom of expression and three, they were faced with beaten blue in broad day light without anyone taking notice.
Farhatullah Babar said that unfortunately the declarations by the Council of Islamic Ideology often militated against women.
Farhatullah Babar further wrote that the airing of a totally false and misleading report about the appearance today has militated against Asif Ali Zardari and Ms.
He lamented that administrative lapses and poor implementation strategies were factors that militated against full attainment of MDGs despite its laudable objectives as outlined by the United Nations.
Mr Naek said the third category under which the chief justice had asked about striking down a law because it militated against the particular provision of the Constitution came under the grey area.
You can see why that militated against the French."
He commended the Federal Government policy on agriculture but noted that lack of proper implementation has militated against the development of the sector.
The meeting cautioned against hasty land thoughtless legislation that militated against human rights of citizens and decided to resist any move that undermined the people's basic rights.
Covering the near-two mile circuit with fleece took around five hours, with the track's size, plus the fact it is on common land, having previously militated against protecting the whole course.
As he saw things, Thatcher was pursing a narrow nationalism that militated against Britain playing a full part in Europe.
He considers cotton to be peculiar in that, unlike other crops, it militated against maintenance of "a kind of premodern work culture that allowed slaves to preserve many aspects of their African heritage through their work" (p.
A combination of live World Cup coverage on television and a beautiful summer's evening militated against a big attendance.