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pilot

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pilot

  1. made or done as an experiment a new pilot program to train inner-city residents for jobs in the tech sector Synonyms developmental, experimental, trialRelated Words exploratory, investigative, probative; preliminary, preparatory, provisional, temporary, tentative; conjectural, hypothetical, speculative, theoretical (also theoretic); untested, untried; unproved, unprovenNear Antonyms accepted, established, standard; tested, tried; advanced, developed; proved, proven; conclusive, decisive, definitive, final, permanent


pilot

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pilot

  1. one who flies or is qualified to fly an aircraft or spacecraft the airline is seeking experienced pilots to fly the new airplane Synonyms airman, aviator, birdman, flier (also flyer) Related Words ace, barnstormer, bush pilot, copilot, flyboy, test pilot; captain, skipper


pilot

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pilot

  1. 1 to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed piloted the figure skater through the national championships Synonyms coach, counsel, lead, mentor, guide, shepherd, show, tutorRelated Words godfather; direct, engineer, steer, sway; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see, squire; oversee, superintend, supervise; drill, train; brief, enlighten, inform; instruct, school, teach, tutor; inculcate, indoctrinate; cultivate, foster, nurture

  2. 2 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front the lead rider piloted the rest of the team Synonyms conduct, direct, guide, marshal (also marshall), lead, route, show, steer, usherRelated Words precede; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manageNear Antonyms dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgateAntonyms follow, trail

  3. 3 to operate or control the course of managed to pilot the plane to safety despite the failure of the left engine Synonyms conn (also con), helm, navigate, steerRelated Words commandeer, hijack (also highjack)


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