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ambulate

[am-byuh-leyt] /ˈæm byəˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), ambulated, ambulating.
1.
to walk about or move from place to place.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin ambulātus (past participle of ambulāre to walk), equivalent to ambul- (see amble) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
ambulation, noun
ambulator, noun
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Examples for ambulate
  • The functional reason for coming to standing independently is to ambulate independently.
British Dictionary definitions for ambulate

ambulate

/ˈæmbjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to wander about or move from one place to another
Derived Forms
ambulation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ambulāre to walk, amble
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Word Origin and History for ambulate
v.

1620s, from Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare "to walk" (see amble). Related: Ambulated; ambulating.

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