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aviate

[ey-vee-eyt, av-ee-] /ˈeɪ viˌeɪt, ˈæv i-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), aviated, aviating.
1.
to fly or fly in an aircraft.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; back formation from aviation
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aviate

/ˈeɪvɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
to pilot or fly in an aircraft
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