Definitions for navigateˈnæv ɪˌgeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voyage, sail, navigate(verb)

    travel on water propelled by wind or by other means

    "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

  2. navigate, pilot(verb)

    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?"

  3. navigate(verb)

    direct carefully and safely

    "He navigated his way to the altar"


  1. Navigate(v. i.)

    To direct or operate a vehicle, especially a ship or aircraft.

  2. Navigate(v. i.)

    To pass through, over, or around; -- used especially of a course having obstacles; as, to navigate around all the randomly scattered tables to the far side of the room.

  3. Navigate(v. t.)

    To pass through, over, or around; -- used especially of a course having obstacles; as, to navigate all the randomly scattered tables to the far side of the room.


  1. navigate(Verb)

    To plan, control and record the position and course of a vehicle, ship, aircraft etc on a journey; to follow a planned course.

    He navigated the bomber to the Ruhr.

  2. navigate(Verb)

    To travel over water in a ship; to sail.

    We navigated to France in the dinghy.

  3. navigate(Verb)

    To move from page to page on the internet or within a program by clicking on hyperlinks.

    It was difficult to navigate back to the home page.

  4. Origin: From Middle English navigate, from navigo, from navis + ago, from nau- (boat), possibly, from நாவாய்.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Navigate(verb)

    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

  2. Navigate(verb)

    to pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic

  3. Navigate(verb)

    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

  4. Origin: [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t. & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See Nave, and Agent.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Defense Minister Marise Payne:

    We always navigate in a very constructive way in the region.

  2. Gerald G. Jampolsky:

    The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.

  3. Frank Porcelli:

    There's never been a more difficult time to navigate financial markets than where we are today.

  4. Scott Rigell:

    If there's anyone that's got the skills, the smarts and the likability factor to navigate through this it's Paul Ryan.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The road to Success is never so easy to navigate. Drive with Passion and Compassion, and you'll surely get there quicker.

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