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navigate Explained

navigate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


navigate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: , past participle of navigare, from navis 'ship']//
1 [I and T] to find which way you need to go when you are travelling from one place to another: --I'll drive, you take the map and navigate.// --Early explorers used to navigate by the stars .// navigate your way through/to/around sth// --We managed to navigate our way through the forest.//
2 [I and T] to understand or deal with something complicated: --A solicitor will help you navigate the complex legal system.// navigate through// --I am currently trying to navigate through a whole stack of information on the subject.//
3 [T] to sail along a river or other area of water: --The river is too dangerous to navigate.//
4 [I and T] to find your way around on a particular website, or to move from one website to another: --The magazine's website is easy to navigate.//

navigate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "navigate":
aeroplane, airlift, airplane, allocate, assign, balloon,
be airborne, boat, canoe, captain, carry sail, chart a course,
circumnavigate, coast, collocate, con, cond, conn, coxswain, cross,
cruise, deploy, direct, dispose, drift, emplace, ferry, fix, flit,
fly, get a fix, glide, go by ship, go on shipboard, go to sea,
guide, handle, have the conn, helm, home in on, hop, hover,
hydroplane, install, jet, journey, localize, locate,
make a passage, manage, motorboat, operate, pilot, pin down,
pinpoint, place, ply, position, put in place, row, run, sail,
sail round, sail the sea, sailplane, scull, seafare, seaplane,
shape a course, situate, skipper, soar, spot, steam, steamboat,
steer, take a voyage, take the air, take wing, traverse,
triangulate, volplane, voyage, wing, yacht, zero in on

navigate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Navigation): sail, put to sea, depart, take ship, get under way, set sail, navigate, circumnavigate.

navigate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 to find your position or the position of your ship, plane, car etc. and the direction you need to go in, for example by using a map:
[V] to navigate by the stars * I'll drive, and you can navigate. * [VN] How do you navigate your way through a forest?
2 [VN] (written) to sail along, over or through a sea, river etc:
The river became too narrow and shallow to navigate.
3 [VN] to find the right way to deal with a difficult or complicated situation:
We next had to navigate a complex network of committees.

Navigate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Navigate \Nav"i*gate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Navigated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Navigating}.] [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t.
& i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See {Nave}, and
To joirney by water; to go in a vessel or ship; to perform
the duties of a navigator; to use the waters as a highway or
channel for commerce or communication; to sail.

The Phenicians navigated to the extremities of the
Western Ocean. --Arbuthnot.

Navigate \Nav"i*gate\, v. t.
1. To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate
the Atlantic.

2. To steer, direct, or manage in sailing; to conduct (ships)
upon the water by the art or skill of seamen; as, to
navigate a ship.

navigate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other
means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow" [syn:
{voyage}, {sail}]
2: 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?" [syn: {pilot}]
3: direct carefully and safely; "He navigated his way to the

navigate at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Middle English Inter: term » navigate|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » navigo|lang=la, from Inter: term » navis|nāvis|ship|lang=la + Inter: term » ago|agō|do|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » nau-|lang=ine-pro (boat), possibly, from Inter: etyl » ta Inter: term » நாவாய்|lang=ta|sc=Taml|tr=nāvāi.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈnæv.ɪ.ɡeɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"n{v.I.geIt/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-navigate.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-verb » navigates|navigating|navigated|navigated

  • Inter: transitiv » e To plan, control and record the position and course of a vehicle, ship, aircraft etc on a journey; to follow a planned course.
    1. : He navigated the bomber to the Ruhr.
    2. Inter: intransitiv » e To travel over water in a ship; to sail.
    3. : We navigated to France in the dinghy.
    4. Inter: intransitive » computing To move from page to page on the internet or within a program by clicking on hyperlinks.
    5. : It was difficult to navigate back to the home page.

      Derived terms

      * navigation

  • navigator
  • navigable

    Related terms

    * naval
  • navy


    Inter: trans-top » plan, control
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|navigeren

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » travel over water
    • Afrikaans: navigeer
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|varen, Inter: t- » nl|navigeren
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|naviguer
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|navigare

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|navigere
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|navegar
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|navegar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » move on the internet
    • Afrikaans: navigeer
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|navigeren, Inter: t+ » nl|surfen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|naviguer

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|navegar
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|navegar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k



  • Inter: eo-form of » navig|ate

  • Italian


  • Inter: conjugation of » navigare||2|p|pres|ind|lang=it
    1. Inter: conjugation of » navigare||2|p|imp|lang=it
    2. Inter: form of » Feminine plural|navigato


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    Inter: la-verb-form » nāvigāte
  • Inter: conjugation of » navigo|nāvigō|2|p|pres|act|imp|lang=laInter: la-conj-form-gloss » navigo|2|p|pres|act|imp


    Inter: la-part-form » nāvigāte

  • Inter: inflection of » navigatus|nāvigātus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: de » navigate
    Translation: et » navigate
    Translation: el » navigate
    Translation: es » navigate
    Translation: fa » navigate
    Translation: fr » navigate
    Translation: ko » navigate
    Translation: io » navigate
    Translation: kn » navigate
    Translation: li » navigate
    Translation: hu » navigate
    Translation: mg » navigate
    Translation: ml » navigate
    Translation: my » navigate
    Translation: pl » navigate
    Translation: fi » navigate
    Translation: ta » navigate
    Translation: te » navigate
    Translation: vi » navigate
    Translation: zh » navigate