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navigate

verb

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1 to operate or control the course of
  • the hours of training that are required before a student pilot is allowed to navigate an airplane solo

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2 to travel on water in a vessel
  • the months that were once required to navigate around South America in the days before the Panama Canal

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3 to make one's way through, across, or over
  • it will take some effort to navigate that stretch of hills, but we can do it

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The first known use of navigate was in 1588

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“Navigate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/navigate. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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