aviate

[ey-vee-eyt, av-ee-]

verb (used with or without object), a·vi·at·ed, a·vi·at·ing.

to fly or fly in an aircraft.

Origin of aviate

First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from aviation
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aviate

verb

to pilot or fly in an aircraft
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