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[am-byuh-leyt] /ˈæm byəˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), ambulated, ambulating.
to walk about or move from place to place.
Origin of ambulate
1615-25; < Latin ambulātus (past participle of ambulāre to walk), equivalent to ambul- (see amble) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
ambulation, noun
ambulator, noun Unabridged
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  • Give me half-a-guinea for my trouble, sir, and I'll ambulate you through lanes every fut o' the way.

British Dictionary definitions for ambulate


(intransitive) to wander about or move from one place to another
Derived Forms
ambulation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ambulāre to walk, amble
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Word Origin and History for ambulate

1620s, from Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare "to walk" (see amble). Related: Ambulated; ambulating.

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