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The dict-ified word of the day is militate

| source : web1913 | 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. These are great questions, where great names militate against each other. --Burke. The invisible powers of heaven seemed to militate on the side of the pious emperor. --Gibbon. | source : wn | militate v : have force or influence; bring about an effect or change; "Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed"

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