militate

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militate /ˈmɪləˌteɪt/ verb
militates; militated; militating
militate
/ˈmɪləˌteɪt/
verb
militates; militated; militating
Learner's definition of MILITATE

militate against

[phrasal verb]
militate against (something) formal
: to make (something) unlikely to happen : to prevent (something) from happening
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