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[ahy-tin-uh-reyt, ih-tin-] /aɪˈtɪn əˌreɪt, ɪˈtɪn-/
verb (used without object), itinerated, itinerating.
to go from place to place, especially in a regular circuit, as a preacher or judge.
Origin of itinerate
1590-1600; < Late Latin itinerātus, past participle of itinerārī to travel, equivalent to Latin itiner- (stem of iter) journey (see iter) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
itineration, noun Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Yesterday came one of those bands of music that seem to itinerate everywhere about the country.

  • Blessed be God, I have been strengthened to itinerate and preach daily for some time.

    George Whitefield Joseph Belcher
  • My work at present is evidently to translate; hereafter I may itinerate.

  • He did not itinerate so largely as most of the great Welsh preachers.

    Christmas Evans Paxton Hood
  • His strong suit was his itinerate susceptibility; but his main anchorage was his better five-fifths.

    Skookum Chuck Fables Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
  • In 1789 he quitted the seafaring life, and commenced to itinerate for subscribers to enable him to publish his poems.

  • What's happened to you, since you used to itinerate with the Iroquois Extract of Life?

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • He was immediately ordained a missionary, to itinerate among several small churches in that vicinity.

  • The fact is worth noting that from 1849 to 1857, arguments on the roundness or flatness of the earth did itinerate.

  • He wished to itinerate among the people, but his military duties kept him to the station.

British Dictionary definitions for itinerate


/aɪˈtɪnəˌreɪt; ɪ-/
(intransitive) to travel from place to place
Derived Forms
itineration, noun
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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