- to go from place to place, especially in a regular circuit, as a preacher or judge.
Origin of itinerate
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Examples from the Web for itinerate
Blessed be God, I have been strengthened to itinerate and preach daily for some time.George Whitefield
He did not itinerate so largely as most of the great Welsh preachers.Christmas Evans
My work at present is evidently to translate; hereafter I may itinerate.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar
What's happened to you, since you used to itinerate with the Iroquois Extract of Life?The Clarion
Samuel Hopkins Adams
In 1789 he quitted the seafaring life, and commenced to itinerate for subscribers to enable him to publish his poems.
- (intr) to travel from place to place
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Word Origin and History for itinerate
c.1600, from Late Latin itineratus, past participle of itinerare "to travel" (see itinerant). Especially "to travel from place to place preaching" (1775). Related: Itinerated; itinerating.
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