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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.]
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(Aeronautics) to pilot or fly in an aircraft
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(ˈeɪ viˌeɪt, ˈæv i-)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to fly or fly in an aircraft.
[1885–90; back formation from aviation]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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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