Militate Definition

Define what is Militate?

1. militate (verb)

have force or influence; bring about an effect or change.

  • Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed.
Hypernyms

act upon, influence, work verb
have and exert influence or effect.

Nearby Terms

militia (noun)
civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army

militiaman (noun)
a member of the militia; serves only during emergencies

milium (noun)
a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland

Milk (noun)
a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings

milk adder (noun)
nonvenomous tan and brown king snake with an arrow-shaped occipital spot; southeastern ones have red stripes like coral snakes

milk bar (noun)
snack bar that sells milk drinks and light refreshments (such as ice cream)

milk can (noun)
large can for transporting milk

milk chocolate (noun)
chocolate made from chocolate liquor with sugar and cocoa butter and powdered milk solids and vanilla and (usually) lecithin; the most common form of chocolate for eating; used in chocolate candy and baking and coatings

milk cow (noun)
cattle that are reared for their milk

milk float (noun)
a van (typically powered by electricity) with an open side that is used to deliver milk to houses

milk glass (noun)
a milky white translucent or opaque glass

milk intolerance (noun)
congenital disorder consisting of an inability to digest milk and milk products; absence or deficiency of lactase results in an inability to hydrolyze lactose

milk leg (noun)
painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth

milk of magnesia (noun)
purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide; used as a laxative and (in smaller doses) as an antacid

milk powder (noun)
dehydrated milk