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aviate

[ey-vee-eyt, av-ee-]
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verb (used with or without object), a·vi·at·ed, a·vi·at·ing.
  1. to fly or fly in an aircraft.
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Origin of aviate

First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from aviation
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Examples from the Web for aviate

Historical Examples

  • But in the same sense there is an impulse to aviate, to run a typewriter or write stories for magazines.

    Human Nature and Conduct

    John Dewey

  • It is not quite clear in my mind even now why things in my immediate vicinity did not start to aviate.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • "Now the next thing is for you to teach us all to aviate," laughed the southerner.


British Dictionary definitions for aviate

aviate

verb
  1. to pilot or fly in an aircraft
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