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[ey-vee-eyt, av-ee-] /ˈeɪ viˌeɪt, ˈæv i-/
verb (used with or without object), aviated, aviating.
to fly or fly in an aircraft.
Origin of aviate
First recorded in 1885-90; back formation from aviation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But in the same sense there is an impulse to aviate, to run a typewriter or write stories for magazines.

  • It is not quite clear in my mind even now why things in my immediate vicinity did not start to aviate.

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • "Now the next thing is for you to teach us all to aviate," laughed the southerner.

British Dictionary definitions for aviate


to pilot or fly in an aircraft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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