MEANING:verb intr.: To exert a strong influence, either for or against something.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin militare (to serve as a soldier), from miles (soldier). Over time, the term evolved from its military origins to signify a strong influencing force. Earliest documented use: 1598.

MILIRATE - one-thousandth of the usual rate

MINITATE - a small London art gallery

MILIATE - Mildred had supper