[ per-i-gruh-neyt ]
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verb (used without object),per·e·gri·nat·ed, per·e·gri·nat·ing.
  1. to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot.

verb (used with object),per·e·gri·nat·ed, per·e·gri·nat·ing.
  1. to travel or walk over; traverse.

Origin of peregrinate

First recorded in 1585–95; from Latin peregrīnātus, past participle of peregrīnārī “to travel abroad”; see peregrine, -ate1

Other words from peregrinate

  • per·e·gri·na·tor, noun

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How to use peregrinate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for peregrinate


/ (ˈpɛrɪɡrɪˌneɪt) /

  1. (intr) to travel or wander about from place to place; voyage

  2. (tr) to travel through (a place)

  1. an obsolete word for foreign

Origin of peregrinate

C16: from Latin, from peregrīnārī to travel; see peregrine

Derived forms of peregrinate

  • peregrinator, noun

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