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.


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