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aviate

[ey-vee-eyt, av-ee-] /ˈeɪ viˌeɪt, ˈæv i-/
verb (used with or without object), aviated, aviating.
1.
to fly or fly in an aircraft.
Origin of aviate
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; back formation from aviation
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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

aviate

/ˈeɪvɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
to pilot or fly in an aircraft
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