lo·​co·​mote | \ ˈlō-kə-ˌmōt How to pronounce locomote (audio) \
locomoted; locomoting

Definition of locomote

intransitive verb

: to move about

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Examples of locomote in a Sentence

most babies begin to locomote—by crawling—when they are seven to ten months old
Recent Examples on the Web The general idea of this research is to get robots to learn to locomote in much the way human toddlers do. Matt Simon, Wired, "Watch a Robot Dog Learn How to Deftly Fend Off a Human," 5 Jan. 2021 The idea of connecting to our ancestral past requires us to locomote as we are evolved to do, using our senses and making sure the mind and body are in union. Bill Hatcher, National Geographic, "Why You Move the Way You Do," 28 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of locomote

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for locomote

back-formation from locomotion

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The first known use of locomote was in 1831

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14 Jan 2021

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“Locomote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locomote. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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