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pilot

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pilot

  1. made or done as an experiment <a new pilot program to train inner-city residents for jobs in the tech sector> Synonyms developmental, experimental, trialRelated Words exploratory, investigative, probative; preliminary, preparatory, provisional, temporary, tentative; conjectural, hypothetical, speculative, theoretical (also theoretic); untested, untried; unproved, unprovenNear Antonyms accepted, established, standard; tested, tried; advanced, developed; proved, proven; conclusive, decisive, definitive, final, permanent




pilot

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pilot

  1. one who flies or is qualified to fly an aircraft or spacecraft <the airline is seeking experienced pilots to fly the new airplane> Synonyms airman, aviator, birdman, flier (also flyer) Related Words ace, barnstormer, bush pilot, copilot, flyboy, test pilot; captain, skipper




pilot

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pilot

  1. 1 to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed <piloted the figure skater through the national championships> Synonyms coach, counsel, lead, mentor, guide, shepherd, show, tutorRelated Words godfather; direct, engineer, steer, sway; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see, squire; oversee, superintend, supervise; drill, train; brief, enlighten, inform; instruct, school, teach, tutor; inculcate, indoctrinate; cultivate, foster, nurture

  2. 2 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front <the lead rider piloted the rest of the team> Synonyms conduct, direct, guide, marshal (also marshall), lead, route, show, steer, usherRelated Words precede; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manageNear Antonyms dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgateAntonyms follow, trail

  3. 3 to operate or control the course of <managed to pilot the plane to safety despite the failure of the left engine> Synonyms conn (also con), helm, navigate, steerRelated Words commandeer, hijack (also highjack)





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