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cir·cum·am·bu·late

 (sûr′kəm-ăm′byə-lāt′)
tr.v. cir·cum·am·bu·lat·ed, cir·cum·am·bu·lat·ing, cir·cum·am·bu·lates
To walk around (something), especially as part of a ritual: "Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon" (Herman Melville).

cir′cum·am′bu·la′tion n.
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circumambulate

(ˌsɜːkəmˈæmbjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. to walk around (something)
2. (intr) to avoid the point
[C17: from Late Latin circum- + ambulāre to walk]
ˌcircumˌambuˈlation n
ˌcircumˈambuˌlator n
ˌcircumˈambulatory adj
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cir•cum•am•bu•late

(ˌsɜr kəmˈæm byəˌleɪt)

v.t., v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to walk or go around, esp. ceremoniously.
[1650–60; < Late Latin circumambulātus]
cir`cum•am`bu•la′tion, n.
cir`cum•am′bu•la`tor, n.
cir`cum•am′bu•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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circumambulate


Past participle: circumambulated
Gerund: circumambulating

Imperative
circumambulate
circumambulate
Present
I circumambulate
you circumambulate
he/she/it circumambulates
we circumambulate
you circumambulate
they circumambulate
Preterite
I circumambulated
you circumambulated
he/she/it circumambulated
we circumambulated
you circumambulated
they circumambulated
Present Continuous
I am circumambulating
you are circumambulating
he/she/it is circumambulating
we are circumambulating
you are circumambulating
they are circumambulating
Present Perfect
I have circumambulated
you have circumambulated
he/she/it has circumambulated
we have circumambulated
you have circumambulated
they have circumambulated
Past Continuous
I was circumambulating
you were circumambulating
he/she/it was circumambulating
we were circumambulating
you were circumambulating
they were circumambulating
Past Perfect
I had circumambulated
you had circumambulated
he/she/it had circumambulated
we had circumambulated
you had circumambulated
they had circumambulated
Future
I will circumambulate
you will circumambulate
he/she/it will circumambulate
we will circumambulate
you will circumambulate
they will circumambulate
Future Perfect
I will have circumambulated
you will have circumambulated
he/she/it will have circumambulated
we will have circumambulated
you will have circumambulated
they will have circumambulated
Future Continuous
I will be circumambulating
you will be circumambulating
he/she/it will be circumambulating
we will be circumambulating
you will be circumambulating
they will be circumambulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been circumambulating
you have been circumambulating
he/she/it has been circumambulating
we have been circumambulating
you have been circumambulating
they have been circumambulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been circumambulating
you will have been circumambulating
he/she/it will have been circumambulating
we will have been circumambulating
you will have been circumambulating
they will have been circumambulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been circumambulating
you had been circumambulating
he/she/it had been circumambulating
we had been circumambulating
you had been circumambulating
they had been circumambulating
Conditional
I would circumambulate
you would circumambulate
he/she/it would circumambulate
we would circumambulate
you would circumambulate
they would circumambulate
Past Conditional
I would have circumambulated
you would have circumambulated
he/she/it would have circumambulated
we would have circumambulated
you would have circumambulated
they would have circumambulated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.circumambulate - walk around somethingcircumambulate - walk around something    
circle - travel around something; "circle the globe"
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