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navigate

[ nav-i-geyt ]
/ 藞n忙v 瑟藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), nav路i路gat路ed, nav路i路gat路ing.
verb (used without object), nav路i路gat路ed, nav路i路gat路ing.
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Origin of navigate

1580鈥90; <Latin n膩vig膩tus, past participle of n膩vig膩re to sail, derivative of n膩vis ship; for formation, see fumigate

OTHER WORDS FROM navigate

mis路nav路i路gate, verb, mis路nav路i路gat路ed, mis路nav路i路gat路ing.re路nav路i路gate, verb (used with object), re路nav路i路gat路ed, re路nav路i路gat路ing.un路nav路i路gat路ed, adjectivewell-nav路i路gat路ed, adjective
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How to use navigate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for navigate

navigate
/ (藞n忙v瑟藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
to plan, direct, or plot the path or position of (a ship, an aircraft, etc)
(tr) to travel over, through, or on (water, air, or land) in a boat, aircraft, etc
informal to direct (oneself, one's way, etc) carefully or safelyhe navigated his way to the bar
(intr) (of a passenger in a motor vehicle) to give directions to the driver; point out the route
(intr) rare to voyage in a ship; sail

Word Origin for navigate

C16: from Latin n膩vig膩re to sail, from n膩vis ship + agere to drive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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