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navigate

nav·i·gate

navigate

 
 
pronunciation:
nae vih geIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), 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.
The captain had turned off the automatic pilot was navigating manually.
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.I had some trouble navigating through the website.
definition 3: (informal) to walk.
They were too drunk to navigate.
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