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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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is unequal treatment and militates against her status as an individual".
Lagman said De Castro's tenure, which would only last for 41 days until her retirement in October, 'militates against her appointment.'
'Does the Supreme Court have the authority to declare ultra vires any law if made incompetently by parliament or if it impinges upon or breach the fundamental rights as guaranteed under the Constitution or if it is in conflict or expressly militates against a particular provision of the Constitution,' the chief justice asked senior counsel Farooq H.
We oppose any action which is detrimental to peace and stability in the region and militates against the prospects of reaching a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the issue within the framework of the Six Party Talks, the Foreign Office said.
Some is beyond dreadful and it militates against the kind of rugby we all want to see.
The verdict of military history, in other words, militates against the Universality of Service policy.
"Already, the planning system militates against the Welsh language; creating serious problems which threaten its future as a living language."
Does this mean that there is something inherent in the nature of rail technology that militates against financial efficiency?
An obvious reason is the early vote of satisfaction with the new Limerick Stadium and its acclaimed new boxes, which appear to have got rid of the bias which militates against traps one and six at many other venues.
Councillor Coppinger may be right to suggest that the present political and financial climate probably militates against the re-establishment of an overall Teesside authority at the moment, but it should be the ultimate aim.
More tellingly, Maslarova said that productivity is also much lower than the EU average, an argument that militates against increased salaries, even were economic conditions closer to normal.
Unfortunately, the BBC has publicly declared its policy not to broadcast any material that militates against the theory of evolution, claiming that it represents the majority view.
As a result, the atmosphere at HBCUs militates against the "culture of drinking" found on so many other college and university campuses.
Many would argue that this is not enough but then it must be understood that the state of the economy today and the resource base in particular militates against higher subsidies.
There is one deficiency in the structure of the Roman Catholic church that militates against them.