Definition of aviate in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈāvēˌāt/


Pilot or fly in an airplane: [with object]: an aircraft that can be aviated without effort [no object]: there are fewer opportunities to aviate in winter
More example sentences
  • All aviators are taught to aviate, navigate, communicate, and to prioritize tasks.
  • Since we just had arrived in theater, most of the preflight brief was focused on aviating and communicating in the confined airspace of the AOR.
  • Almost flying over Farsi Island could have been avoided with better aviating and navigating.


Late 19th century: back-formation from aviation.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: a·vi·ate

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.