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navigate

nav·i·gate

navigate

 
pronunciation:
nae vih geIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: navigated, navigates, navigating
definition 1: to plan, manage, or control the course of (a ship, aircraft, or the like).
The captain managed to navigate the ship through the storm.
similar words:
sail
definition 2: to go across, along, or through; traverse, as by ship or aircraft.
Explorers took great risks in order to navigate the globe.
similar words:
sail
definition 3: (informal) to progress or make way through or past.
Can you navigate the intersection?
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to plan, manage, or control the course of a ship, aircraft, or missile.
definition 2: to make one's way; find the correct path to a destination or goal.
In the dark, it was difficult to navigate to where the candles were kept.It's amazing how these bicyclists navigate through the city traffic.
definition 3: (informal) to walk.
They were too drunk to navigate.
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).