militate vs. mitigate – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Militate

Definition:

have force or influence; bring about an effect or change

Examples:

Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed

VS.

Mitigate

Definition:

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

Examples:

mitigating circumstances

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