navigate

navigate
navigate [nav′ə gāt΄]
vi.
navigated, navigating [< L navigatus, pp. of navigare, to sail < navis, a ship (see NAVY) + agere, to lead, go (see ACT1)]
1. to steer, or direct, a ship or aircraft
2. Informal to make one's way; walk
3. Rare to travel by ship
vt.
1. to travel through or over (water, air, or land) in a ship or aircraft
2. to steer or direct (a ship or aircraft)
3. to plot the course for (a ship or aircraft)
4. Informal to walk or make one's way on or through

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