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[nav-i-geyt] /ˈnæv ɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), navigated, navigating.
to move on, over, or through (water, air, or land) in a ship or aircraft:
to navigate a river.
to direct or manage (a ship, aircraft, or guided missile) on its course.
to ascertain or plot and control the course or position of (a ship, aircraft, etc.).
to pass over (the sea or other body of water), as a ship does.
to walk or find one's way on, in, or across:
It was difficult to navigate the stairs in the dark.
to move or progress through in a logical sequence:
Headings and subheadings make it easier to navigate a long article.
Computers. to move from one part to another of (a website, document, etc.), especially by using the links:
Their site is uncluttered and easy to navigate.
verb (used without object), navigated, navigating.
to direct or manage a ship, aircraft, or guided missile on its course.
to pass over the water, as a ship does.
to walk or find one's way.
to travel by ship or boat; sail.
to move or progress through something in a logical sequence:
We’re navigating through a maze of environmental legislation.
Computers. to move from one part to another of a website, document, etc.
1580-90; < Latin nāvigātus, past participle of nāvigāre to sail, derivative of nāvis ship; for formation, see fumigate
Related forms
misnavigate, verb, misnavigated, misnavigating.
renavigate, verb (used with object), renavigated, renavigating.
unnavigated, adjective
well-navigated, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for navigated
  • The value of his having navigated working alone in a foreign country, she thought, was obvious.
  • It utilizes scrolling menus navigated through a series of intuitive sideways hand swipes.
  • But she easily navigated a fill-in-the-blanks process similar to completing an online order form.
  • Private sedans throng roads once navigated only by bicyclists.
  • Coster-Mullen gingerly navigated the pillars inside an indoor parking garage and pulled up to the loading dock.
  • Chopsticks flashed above me as they navigated the buffet, taking their dinner from my curves and crevices.
  • It profitably navigated a white-knuckled run in stock markets.
  • Its menu is viewed on the television screen and navigated by using the remote control that comes with it.
  • It is the kind of change that other countries have navigated over centuries.
British Dictionary definitions for navigated


to plan, direct, or plot the path or position of (a ship, an aircraft, etc)
(transitive) to travel over, through, or on (water, air, or land) in a boat, aircraft, etc
(informal) to direct (oneself, one's way, etc) carefully or safely: he navigated his way to the bar
(intransitive) (of a passenger in a motor vehicle) to give directions to the driver; point out the route
(intransitive) (rare) to voyage in a ship; sail
Word Origin
C16: from Latin nāvigāre to sail, from nāvis ship + agere to drive
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Word Origin and History for navigated



1580s, a back-formation from navigation, or else from Latin navigatus, past participle of navigare. Extended to balloons (1784) and later to aircraft (1901). Related: Navigated; navigating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for navigated



To walk, esp when drunk (1843+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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