Definition of navigate :
1. 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. To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic.
3. 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.
do something, dial up, operate, conn, head, ship, make the best of something, press, address, flame, transit, deal with, voyage, cross, hook up, handle, sweep, lay the course, host, ride out, go, fly, download, track, chat, cut, chart, take something on board, progress, cover, tackle, jockey, course, boundary, pass, perambulate, proceed, steer, facebook, see about, control, head out for, peregrinate, browse, coordinate, grid, helm, lie to, combat, forge ahead, globe, face, grid reference, move, back and fill, drive, maintain, atlas, contour, bookmark, aviate, follow, travel, carry on, flow, cartography, walk on
navigate (part of speech: verb)
sail (part of speech: verb)
- Tupia informed us, when I was first here, that the whole island raised only between six and seven thousand men; but we now saw two districts only raise that number; so that he must have taken his account from some old establishment; or else he only meant Tatatous, that is warriors, or men trained from their infancy to arms, and did not include the rowers, and those necessary to navigate the other vessels. - "A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1", James Cook.
- No man, set of men, or corporations, can claim the exclusive right to navigate these rivers, nor could congress grant such exclusive right. - "Monopolies and the People", D. C. Cloud.
- We probably could reach the mouth of the river about dark, but then we'd have to navigate up the river and into a creek before reaching Steve's. - "The Flying Stingaree", Harold Leland Goodwin.