per·​e·​gri·​nate | \ ˈper-ə-grə-ˌnāt How to pronounce peregrinate (audio) \
peregrinated; peregrinating

Definition of peregrinate

intransitive verb

: to travel especially on foot : walk

transitive verb

: to walk or travel over : traverse

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peregrination \ ˌper-​ə-​grə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce peregrination (audio) \ noun

Examples of peregrinate in a Sentence

Jack Kerouac's celebrated novel about penniless free spirits peregrinating the United States. a couple of backpacking college students who decided to spend the summer peregrinating around Ireland

First Known Use of peregrinate

1593, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Peregrinate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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