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navigate

nav·i·gate

navigate

 
pronunciation:
nae vih geIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: navigated, navigates, navigating
definition 1: to plan, manage, or control the course of.
The astronauts navigated the space shuttle to and from the space station.
definition 2: to sail, fly, or travel across, along, or through.
The captain navigated the Panama Canal.
Word Parts
The word navigate contains the following parts:
nav Latin root that means ship
synonyms:
naut
 
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).