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nav·i·gate

 (năv′ĭ-gāt′)
v. nav·i·gat·ed, nav·i·gat·ing, nav·i·gates
v.intr.
1.
a. To plan and direct the course of a vessel or vehicle: sailors navigating by the stars.
b. To give directions to the driver of an automobile, especially by reading a map. Used of a passenger: You drive; I'll navigate.
c. To know or determine a migratory course. Used of an animal: How do butterflies navigate when they migrate?
2.
a. To travel over a planned course or route, especially in a boat or ship: The sailors navigated to their favored fishing grounds.
b. To make or find a course or way: We navigated through the crowd. The boat navigated through the channel.
c. To make sequential progress through something: I navigated through the website without a problem.
v.tr.
1. To direct (a vessel or vehicle) over a planned course.
2.
a. To follow or find a course across, over, or through: navigate a stream; navigate the downtown streets.
b. To progress through (something) sequentially: navigate a set of instructions; navigate a website.

[Latin nāvigāre, nāvigāt- : nāvis, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots + agere, to drive, lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

navigate

(ˈnævɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
1. (Navigation) to plan, direct, or plot the path or position of (a ship, an aircraft, etc)
2. (tr) to travel over, through, or on (water, air, or land) in a boat, aircraft, etc
3. informal to direct (oneself, one's way, etc) carefully or safely: he navigated his way to the bar.
4. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) (of a passenger in a motor vehicle) to give directions to the driver; point out the route
5. (intr) rare to voyage in a ship; sail
[C16: from Latin nāvigāre to sail, from nāvis ship + agere to drive]

nav•i•gate

(ˈnæv ɪˌgeɪt)

v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.t.
1. to move on, over, or through (water, air, or land), esp. in a ship or aircraft.
2. to direct or manage (a ship, aircraft, spacecraft, etc.) on its course.
3. to ascertain or plot and control the course or position of (a ship, aircraft, etc.).
4. to pass over (a body of water), as a ship does.
5. to walk or to find one's way on, in, or across: to navigate the stairs.
v.i.
6. to direct or manage a ship, aircraft, spacecraft, etc., on its course.
7. to pass over the water, as a ship does.
8. to find one's way.
[1580–90; < Latin nāvigātus, past participle of nāvigāre to sail, derivative of nāvis ship]

navigate


Past participle: navigated
Gerund: navigating

Imperative
navigate
navigate
Present
I navigate
you navigate
he/she/it navigates
we navigate
you navigate
they navigate
Preterite
I navigated
you navigated
he/she/it navigated
we navigated
you navigated
they navigated
Present Continuous
I am navigating
you are navigating
he/she/it is navigating
we are navigating
you are navigating
they are navigating
Present Perfect
I have navigated
you have navigated
he/she/it has navigated
we have navigated
you have navigated
they have navigated
Past Continuous
I was navigating
you were navigating
he/she/it was navigating
we were navigating
you were navigating
they were navigating
Past Perfect
I had navigated
you had navigated
he/she/it had navigated
we had navigated
you had navigated
they had navigated
Future
I will navigate
you will navigate
he/she/it will navigate
we will navigate
you will navigate
they will navigate
Future Perfect
I will have navigated
you will have navigated
he/she/it will have navigated
we will have navigated
you will have navigated
they will have navigated
Future Continuous
I will be navigating
you will be navigating
he/she/it will be navigating
we will be navigating
you will be navigating
they will be navigating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been navigating
you have been navigating
he/she/it has been navigating
we have been navigating
you have been navigating
they have been navigating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been navigating
you will have been navigating
he/she/it will have been navigating
we will have been navigating
you will have been navigating
they will have been navigating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been navigating
you had been navigating
he/she/it had been navigating
we had been navigating
you had been navigating
they had been navigating
Conditional
I would navigate
you would navigate
he/she/it would navigate
we would navigate
you would navigate
they would navigate
Past Conditional
I would have navigated
you would have navigated
he/she/it would have navigated
we would have navigated
you would have navigated
they would have navigated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.navigate - travel on water propelled by wind or by other meansnavigate - travel on water propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
astrogate - navigate in space
cruise - sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing; "We were cruising in the Caribbean"
journey, travel - undertake a journey or trip
2.navigate - act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
channelise, channelize, guide, maneuver, steer, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, direct - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
astrogate - guide in interplanetary travel
3.navigate - direct carefully and safely; "He navigated his way to the altar"
channelise, channelize, guide, maneuver, steer, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, direct - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

navigate

verb steer, drive, direct, guide, handle, pilot, sail, skipper, con (Nautical), manoeuvre He was responsible for safely navigating the ship.
1. manoeuvre, drive, direct, guide, handle, pilot He expertly navigated the plane through 45 minutes of fog.
2. plot a course, sail, find your way, plan a course They navigated by the sun and stars.
3. sail, cruise, manoeuvre, voyage Such boats can be built locally and can navigate on the Nile.
4. map-read, give directions, plan a route It is impossible to drive and navigate at the same time.

navigate

verb
To direct the course of carefully:
Translations
يُبْحِر، يَقود سَفينَه أو طائِرَهيَجِد الطَّريق
navigovatřídit loď/letoun
manøvrerenavigere
navigál
siglastjórna, leiîbeina
navigare
jūrų tyrinėtojaslaivavedybalaivybalaivybinisnavigacija
rādīt ceļuvadītvirzīt
navigovaťviesť loď
krmariti
kullanmakrota belirlemekseyretmekyolu tarif etmek

navigate

[ˈnævɪgeɪt]
A. VT
1. [+ ship, plane] → conducir (fig) → conducir, guiar
to navigate a bill through parliamentlograr que un proyecto de ley se tramite en el parlamento
2. [+ sea, river] → navegar por
B. VI
1. (at sea) → navegar
navigating officeroficial mf de derrota or navegación
2. (in car) → hacer de copiloto

navigate

[ˈnævɪgeɪt]
vt
[+ ship, aircraft] → piloter
Captain Cook was responsible for navigating his ship safely
BUT Le capitaine Cook était responsable de la navigation de son navire.
[+ sea, river] → naviguer sur
the ability to navigate the upper reaches of the river → la possibilité de naviguer très en amont sur la rivière
[+ way, path] to navigate one's way → se frayer un chemin
He let her navigate her own way round the tables → Il la laissa se frayer un chemin parmi les tables.
to navigate a path through sth → se frayer un chemin à travers qch
vi
(= find a route) [sailor, pilot] → naviguer; [bird] → naviguer
to navigate by the stars → naviguer aux étoiles
Some birds navigate by the stars → Certains oiseaux naviguent aux étoiles.
[car passenger] → indiquer la route à suivre
I drive, he navigates → Je conduis, il indique la route à suivre.
(fig) (= find one's way) [person] → se frayer un chemin
to navigate around sth [+ obstacles] → se frayer un chemin parmi qch
To reach the sofa you had to navigate around the chairs → Pour atteindre le canapé, il fallait se frayer un chemin parmi les chaises.

navigate

vi (in plane, ship) → navigieren; (in car) → den Fahrer dirigieren; (in rally) → der Beifahrer sein; who was navigating? (in plane, ship) → wer war für die Navigation zuständig?; (in car) → wer war der Beifahrer?; I don’t know the route, you’ll have to navigateich kenne die Strecke nicht, du musst mir sagen, wie ich fahren muss or du musst mich dirigieren
vt
aircraft, ship, spaceshipnavigieren; to navigate something through somethingetw durch etw (hindurch)navigieren; (fig)etw durch etw hindurchschleusen; he navigated his way through the crowder bahnte sich (dat)einen Weg durch die Menge
(= journey through)durchfahren; (plane, pilot)durchfliegen; oceandurchqueren; riverbefahren

navigate

[ˈnævɪˌgeɪt]
1. vt (ship, plane) → pilotare, governare; (seas, river) → navigare, percorrere navigando
2. vinavigare (Aut) → fare da navigatore

navigate

(ˈnӕvigeit) verb
1. to direct, guide or move (a ship, aircraft etc) in a particular direction. He navigated the ship through the dangerous rocks.
2. to find or follow one's route when in a ship, aircraft, car etc. If I drive will you navigate?
ˈnavigable adjective
(negative unnavigable) able to be travelled along. a navigable river.
ˌnaviˈgation noun
the art or skill of navigating.
ˈnavigator noun
a person who navigates.
References in classic literature ?
And when they come to look at that spare room they had to take soundings before they could navigate it.
If I was sure of you all, sons of double Dutchmen, I'd have Cap'n Smollett navigate us half-way back again before I struck.
Sir, you may believe me when I tell you that this piece of iron will navigate neither on nor under the sea again; it is only fit to be sold for its weight.
I dare say you know how to navigate, should he fail us.
Although he was utterly unable to stand erect or to navigate his body across the deck, he still magnanimously proffered his services to pilot the ship to a good and secure anchorage.
But some skippers -will navigate without enough lift.
I pressed my thumb upon the button which controls the ray of repulsion, that splendid discovery of the Martians which permits them to navigate the thin atmosphere of their planet in huge ships that dwarf the dreadnoughts of our earthly navies into pitiful significance.
No donkeys ever existed that were as hard to navigate as these, I think, or that had so many vile, exasperating instincts.
The writer told how when but a week out from Spain the crew had mutinied and murdered every officer and man who opposed them; but they defeated their own ends by this very act, for there was none left competent to navigate a ship at sea.
Tarzan, however, was confident that with a good west wind he could navigate the little craft to the mainland.
I but came to ask the indulgence of another day since it would be fool-hardy to attempt to navigate a ship in such a storm.
A U-boat isn't constructed to navigate space, but it is designed to travel below the surface of the water.