aviate

verb
avi·​ate | \ ˈā-vē-ˌāt How to pronounce aviate (audio) , ˈa- How to pronounce aviate (audio) \
aviated; aviating

Definition of aviate

intransitive verb

: to navigate the air (as in an airplane)

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Examples of aviate in a Sentence

once humankind learned how to aviate, the world became a much smaller place

First Known Use of aviate

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aviate

back-formation from aviation

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The first known use of aviate was in 1887

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“Aviate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aviate. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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