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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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'You should establish from the Victims Support Fund what are the factors militating against completion of the hospital and, if there are challenges that would slow down its completion, the government would rehabilitate the facility for the benefit of our people,' he said.
To understand just how important the Flow Country is, in terms of militating against global climate change, the amount of carbon locked up in the peat of the Flow Country is five times more than in all the forests in Scotland.
She bemoaned poor road network, water problem and lack of teaching and learning materials as the main challenges militating against the smooth running of the school.
Lemchukwu argues that the emphasis on the spiritual aspects of the Catholic Church has led church leaders to neglect the church's social welfare mission in a part of Nigeria that is witnessing degrading social realities and other unjust conditions militating against human dignity and rights.
The NEPC boss identified some of the challenges militating against achieving high non-oil export to include poor infrastructure, energy, poor finances, skills and capacity.
Insecurity, refugees returning from Pakistan and some bad traditions are the main factors militating against the success of vaccination campaigns, according to Mashal.
Those efforts must also be reinforced by industrial policy militating against the "ubiquity of market failures when it comes to the environment." Indeed, as Emerald Cities went to press, cities were devouring 75 percent of the world's energy and spewing 80 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions.
Militating against such a move is the fact that Stubbs, despite earlier fame at Bolton and Celtic, is a lifelong Blue, though at his time of life needs should win out over sentimental attachment.
In its pages, Collier Schorr tenders cock, balls, anus--but as sites of vulnerability weirdly militating against "real" masculinity; in Tillmans's spread, the mohawked guy asks, "Do you want to party in my hole?," bearing a new, more verisimilar hardcore.
It is a constraint that may now be militating against intervention to stop the current slaughters in Sierra Leone, Congo and Angola.
Among the factors militating against the future adequacy of these generalist managers" are:
Mr Abdullahi Mashi, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, said Low TB case finding for adult and children was one of the factors militating against TB control efforts.
Urgent interventions are needed to overcome the short and long term constraints militating against the progress that could have been recorded in the "Aid for Trade (AfT)" in African initiative despite the fact that it is starting to show results.