navigate

[ nav-i-geyt ]
/ ˈnæv ɪˌgeɪt /

verb (used with object), nav·i·gat·ed, nav·i·gat·ing.

verb (used without object), nav·i·gat·ed, nav·i·gat·ing.

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Origin of navigate

1580–90; < Latin nāvigātus, past participle of nāvigāre to sail, derivative of nāvis ship; for formation, see fumigate

OTHER WORDS FROM navigate

mis·nav·i·gate, verb, mis·nav·i·gat·ed, mis·nav·i·gat·ing.re·nav·i·gate, verb (used with object), re·nav·i·gat·ed, re·nav·i·gat·ing.un·nav·i·gat·ed, adjectivewell-nav·i·gat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for navigating

navigate
/ (ˈnævɪˌɡeɪt) /

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 nāvigāre to sail, from nāvis ship + agere to drive
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