- to walk about or move from place to place.
Origin of ambulate
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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.Handy Andy, Volume 2 (of 2)
- (intr) to wander about or move from one place to another
Word Origin for ambulate
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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