Definition of navigate
1 : to travel by water : sail navigated down to the mouth of the river
2 : to steer a course through a medium; specifically : to operate an airplane navigate by instrument
1a : to sail over, on, or through able to navigate the deep ocean watersb : to make one's way over or through : traverse … navigate the Internet via hypertext links connecting information-rich computers around the world. — Stephanie Losee
2a : to steer or manage (a boat) in sailingb : to operate or control the course of navigate an airplane
Examples of navigate in a Sentence
For thousands of years, sailors navigated by the stars.
How about if you drive and I navigate?
I'd need a map to navigate the city.
Only flat-bottomed boats can safely navigate the canal.
He has learned to navigate in rough waters.
The downtown area is easily navigated on foot.
She has trouble navigating the stairs with her crutches.
It took us 10 minutes to navigate through the parking lot to the exit.
The captain navigated the ship.
He has had experience navigating airplanes through storms.
Recent Examples of navigate from the Web
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Navigating such a world is difficult and precarious.
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Along the way, Veronica navigates the treacherous halls of high school filled with obnoxious 1-percenters, aka the 09ers, and sticky social issues that are still super timely right now.
One of his favorites is Frogger, in which the player navigates the eponymous amphibian through lanes of car traffic to an awaiting pond.
Watts appear to have navigated the transition nicely.
Catapult has helped the Crimson Tide navigate the long break that precedes the semifinal and then make the quicker turnaround for the championship game.
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NAVIGATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of navigate for English Language Learners
: to find the way to get to a place when you are traveling in a ship, airplane, car, etc.
: to sail on, over, or through an area of water
: to travel on, over, or through (an area or place)
NAVIGATE Defined for Kids
Definition of navigate for Students
1 : to travel by water Explorers navigated around the world.
2 : to sail or travel over, on, or through The crew navigated the river.
3 : to steer a course in a ship or aircraft
4 : to steer or direct the course of (as a boat)
5 : to find information on the Internet or a Web site
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