ambulate

[ am-byuh-leyt ]
/ ˈæm byəˌleɪt /
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verb (used without object), am·bu·lat·ed, am·bu·lat·ing.

to walk about or move from place to place.

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Origin of ambulate

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin ambulātus (past participle of ambulāre “to walk”), equivalent to ambul- (see amble) + -ātus past participle suffix (see -ate1)

OTHER WORDS FROM ambulate

am·bu·la·tion [am-byuh-ley-shuhn] /ˌæm byəˈleɪ ʃən/ nounam·bu·la·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for ambulate

  • Give me half-a-guinea for my trouble, sir, and I'll ambulate you through lanes every fut o' the way.

British Dictionary definitions for ambulate

ambulate
/ (ˈæmbjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(intr) to wander about or move from one place to another

Derived forms of ambulate

ambulation, noun

Word Origin for ambulate

C17: from Latin ambulāre to walk, amble
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