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Synonyms for militate

militate against something


Words related to militate

have force or influence

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AMIDST the ongoing controversies over attacks on Dalits and minorities, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said these incidents should be dealt with firmly, calling the violence against weaker sections that militate against the national ethos as aberrations.
While the undersigned prosecutors understand accused Revilla's desire to witness first-hand a milestone in his daughter's life, nevertheless, our existing laws and jurisprudence militate against the grant of the furlough prayed for," read the prosecution's opposition to the senator's motion seeking furlough.
WATCHING the amazing scenes at the Calais end of the Channel tunnel, I think back to those people who argued against its construction on the grounds that this would militate against our national security and that Great Britain's days of "splendid isolation" would be over.
Even good quality childcare will not alone militate against the effects of deprivation and disadvantage; early intervention working with parents, as well as children, will have the best long-term outcomes.
However, a number of challenges militate against grid-connected solar-energy- sources electricity supply.
While recognizing the utility of his iPad and word-processing software, he aspires to militate against the hyperkinetic influences of news media on our lives and presents his rules for the Slow News Movement, whose motto is oyesterdayAEs news tomorrowo.
She said: "I would strongly urge SMEs to review and potentially tighten their absence and sickness procedures to militate against the end of the relief scheme,.
The low deposit rates offered by banks have conspired with high bank charges to militate against efforts geared at broadening the country's deposit base, which productive sectors ordinarily tap into.
But insecurity tended to militate against the success of their plans, he acknowledged.
Tangiers - The United African Congress (UAC), a major organization of the African diaspora in the USA, pledged to militate to "defend the Moroccan Sahara case among the US public opinion".
But today their legal challenge was rejected by the judge sitting at London's High Court, who said: "The law and the facts militate against the claim for judicial review".
Point being: dread at the advances Iran is making should be properly tempered with optimism at the advances that anti-Iran forces are makingand that there is no reason why the latter advances shouldn't outweigh the former ones and thereby militate against something so drastic as, say, a preemptive military strike.
ANKARA, Jun 29, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that talks about Iran's nuclear program should be held as soon as possible since time did not militate in favor of a solution.
It is not obvious how, within the closed national border of the (imaginary) self-sufficient country, there can be activity which creates a true national debt, although an imbalance of activities and the growth of parasitic administrative and control sectors militate towards reduced material standards of the community, and the true wealth creators will have to become more efficient or sweat harder to maintain or increase the living standards of the whole.
What has concerned economists are the serious resource constraints currently facing the country that militate against increasing subsidies as their impact on the deficit may be more inflationary than would the relief from the subsidies themselves.