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 for Militate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Militate \Mil"i*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Militated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Militating.] [L. militare, militatum, to be a
     soldier, fr. miles, militis, soldier.]
     To make war; to fight; to contend; -- usually followed by
     against and with.
     [1913 Webster]
           These are great questions, where great names militate
           against each other.                      --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]
           The invisible powers of heaven seemed to militate on
           the side of the pious emperor.           --Gibbon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: have force or influence; bring about an effect or change;
           "Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "militate":
     act, aid, be effective, be in action, cancel out, count, counter,
     countervail, discourage, favor, foil, function, further, go,
     have effect, have free play, have play, help, hinder,
     militate against, operate, oppose, percolate, perform, perk, play,
     prevent, promote, resist, run, take effect, tell, tick, work

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