militate against

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Related to militate against: stirred up, undeterred, standing down
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He said that even a constitutional body like the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) had interpreted religion in ways that militate against women.At the time of the passage of the Child Marriage Act by the Sindh Assembly, requiring a minimum age of 18 years for the marriage of girls, the then chairman of the council had asked for a 'treason trial' of members of the provincial assembly.
When the hurricane season ends this year it will be time for the world to assess the impact of such powerful and frequent storms and how we can militate against them on a warming planet.
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.
However, all models have their limitations, and it is vitally important that we understand these and correct them or militate against them wherever possible.
"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.
Mark-ups are not illegal but Camra says they "militate against both sampling and sensible drinking".
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.
But insecurity tended to militate against the success of their plans, he acknowledged.
Screen-projected swirling visuals - including a wannabe Munch Scream - become an irritating distraction, and the well-produced programmebooklet has pictures and notes which militate against our concentration.
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".