operate against (someone or something)

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operate against (someone or something)

To work to the detriment or disadvantage of someone or something; to produce a negative impact or effect on someone or something. Contrary to the way it was billed, the new tax law operates against most middle- and lower-class workers. All of the boss's decisions have been operating against our project lately.
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operate against someone or something

to work against someone or something; to have a negative effect on someone or something. All of this operates against our idea affixing the garage up as a family room. The new vacation policy operates against my plan to take all of July off.
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January 1, 2018, on November 15, 2018, has been assigned to a police station in the area of ??1,616 operates against illegal drugs resulting from an arrest of 1,733 people from a recruitment center of 692 a nabigbig a " drug personalities."
So if there is no law that guides the work of the intelligence branch then it is proper to call it an armed militia which operates against what the law stipulates."
BSKYB'S ownership of a 17.9% stake in broadcaster ITV restricts competition and "operates against the public interest", provisional findings from the Competition Commission said today.
The Israeli military operates against the militant groups and not against Palestinian civilians.
This operates against the rationale of long-term investment and can adversely affect British jobs and potential financial resources because stock prices are likely to be lower than they otherwise would be by frustrating the funding of expansion.
Today even the least engage abstractionist operates against a cultural backdrop littered with agitprop, and a number of recent and not-so-recent censorship cases still rankle.
The report by the Competition Commission, being considered by the Trade and Industry Secretary Stephen Byers, is thought to say that this operates against the public interest.
Where apartheid in South Africa operated against people of colour, it operates against women in Afghanistan.
This destroyer operates against the terror in Syria, and the alliance between Israel and the United States is very tight in so many fields but it is especially tight in the security field.