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 Meanings and Examples of MILITATE
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militate
 v.  have force or influence; bring about an effect or change
Classic Sentence:
1  It is a common remark, and one that is thought to militate strongly against the character of the race, that the negro overseer is always more tyrannical and cruel than the white one.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
2  Through her Carol met commanders and majors, newspapermen, chemists and geographers and fiscal experts from the bureaus, and a teacher who was a familiar of the militant suffrage headquarters.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  He is a monk of the church militant, I think," answered Locksley; "and there be more of them abroad.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
4  Marius, be it said in passing, a militant republican as he had proved, was now a Baron in spite of himself.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
5  As he saw that the very excess of his emotion was militating against him, by restoring us more to our old relations, he became still more demonstrative.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  The complexity and costliness of the judicial system militate against justice for the individual.
2  We can never promise to sail anywhere in particular, because the weather might militate against it.
3  The group has taken a militant position on the abortion issue and is refusing to compromise.
4  The fiery right-wing leader toned down his militant statements after the meeting.
5  People are just too preoccupied with trying to survive, to join militant movements.
6  He's called for an end to the campaign of violence in order to pave the way for a resumption of the peace process, but the militants have rejected his strategy.
7  President Zardari told the two US officials that Pakistan was fighting for its survival but would not succumb to the militants.
8  They will also deal with Pakistan's military response to militants in tribal areas in the country's north.
9  Islamabad publicly opposes drone attacks, saying they kill too many civilians in addition to their intended target - Islamist militants.
10  Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women.
11  The Pakistani government Saturday accused the U.S. of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the militants began the process of choosing a successor.
12  His kidnappers have threatened that they will kill him unless three militants are released from prison.
13  The militants see no contradiction in using violence to bring about a religious state.
14  Student militants were fighting with the police.