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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
a•vi•ate(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
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|Verb||1.||aviate - 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
balloon - ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"