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aviate Line breaks: avi¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪvɪeɪt/

Definition of aviate in English:


Pilot or fly in an aircraft: [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.

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