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 (ā′vē-āt′, ăv′ē-)
intr.v. a·vi·at·ed, a·vi·at·ing, a·vi·ates
To operate an aircraft; fly.

[Back-formation from aviation.]


(Aeronautics) to pilot or fly in an aircraft


(ˈeɪ viˌeɪt, ˈæv i-)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to fly or fly in an aircraft.
[1885–90; back formation from aviation]


Past participle: aviated
Gerund: aviating

I aviate
you aviate
he/she/it aviates
we aviate
you aviate
they aviate
I aviated
you aviated
he/she/it aviated
we aviated
you aviated
they aviated
Present Continuous
I am aviating
you are aviating
he/she/it is aviating
we are aviating
you are aviating
they are aviating
Present Perfect
I have aviated
you have aviated
he/she/it has aviated
we have aviated
you have aviated
they have aviated
Past Continuous
I was aviating
you were aviating
he/she/it was aviating
we were aviating
you were aviating
they were aviating
Past Perfect
I had aviated
you had aviated
he/she/it had aviated
we had aviated
you had aviated
they had aviated
I will aviate
you will aviate
he/she/it will aviate
we will aviate
you will aviate
they will aviate
Future Perfect
I will have aviated
you will have aviated
he/she/it will have aviated
we will have aviated
you will have aviated
they will have aviated
Future Continuous
I will be aviating
you will be aviating
he/she/it will be aviating
we will be aviating
you will be aviating
they will be aviating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aviating
you have been aviating
he/she/it has been aviating
we have been aviating
you have been aviating
they have been aviating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aviating
you will have been aviating
he/she/it will have been aviating
we will have been aviating
you will have been aviating
they will have been aviating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aviating
you had been aviating
he/she/it had been aviating
we had been aviating
you had been aviating
they had been aviating
I would aviate
you would aviate
he/she/it would aviate
we would aviate
you would aviate
they would aviate
Past Conditional
I would have aviated
you would have aviated
he/she/it would have aviated
we would have aviated
you would have aviated
they would have aviated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.aviate - operate an airplaneaviate - operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
fly - transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
fly - travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
fly - travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
fly blind - fly an airplane solely by relying on instruments
fly contact - fly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference
solo - fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
test fly - test a plane
jet - fly a jet plane
glide - fly in or as if in a glider plane
hydroplane, seaplane - glide on the water in a hydroplane
balloon - ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
flat-hat, hedgehop - fly very close to the ground
hang glide, soar - fly by means of a hang glider
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Aviate took the Musidora at York earlier in the season but disappointed in the Oaks and on her only other appearance three weeks ago at The Curragh.
Aviate is favourite at a general 4-1, while Timepiece is a top-priced 7-1 as Cecil seeks his ninth Oaks triumph.
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The List Henry Cecil's nine Musidora winners 1985 Fatah Flare (Jockey: Steve Cauthen) 10-1 1987 Indian Skimmer (Steve Cauthen) 1-2f 1988 Diminuendo (Steve Cauthen) 8-13f 1989 Snow Bride (Steve Cauthen) 4-1 1992 All At Sea (Pat Eddery) 8-11f 1996 Magnificient Style (Mick Kinane) 5-2 1997 Reams Of Verse (Kieren Fallon) 11-10f 2007 Passage Of Time (Richard Hughes) 5-6f 2010 Aviate (below) (Eddie Ahern) 11-4 Jargon-buster Backmarker In a standing start event, which is handicapped, the horse who is given the biggest handicap is known as the backmarker
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A glance though this filly''s form reveals some eyecatching efforts in very decent company, not being at all disgraced behind Snow Fairy, Sent From Heaven, Aviate and Seta.
25 Ryedane TOMORROW'S JUMPS MEETINGS ARE AT BANGOR AND FFOS LAS HENRY Cecil's Aviate is set to make her longawaited return to action in the Dance Design Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
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Abdullah also holds a strong hand in the Investec Oaks and Grimthorpe said that Principal Role had been left in the Epsom race, along with Timepiece and Aviate.