[ 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.

Origin of aviate

First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from aviation

Words Nearby aviate

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How to use aviate in a sentence

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

  • 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


/ (ˈeɪvɪˌeɪt) /

  1. to pilot or fly in an aircraft

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