Definition of itinerate in English:

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Pronunciation: /īˈtinərāt/
Pronunciation: /iˈtinəˌrāt/


[no object]
(Especially of a church minister or a judge) travel from place to place to perform one’s professional duty.
Example sentences
  • In his later years, Peter itinerated among churches, playing a supportive role through his North of England Ministry.
  • Livingstone served only ten years on a conventional mission station, and even then he spent much time itinerating through villages that had never before heard the Christian gospel.
  • Lloyd-Jones itinerated, preaching the great doctrines of the faith with such clarity.



Pronunciation: /īˌtinəˈrāSHən/ Pronunciation: /iˌtin-/
Example sentences
  • There had to be a general exposure of the community to Christianity by widespread itineration - only then should missionaries initiate more intense teaching and preaching directed at individuals.


Early 17th century: from late Latin itinerat- 'traveled', from the verb itinerari (see itinerant).

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Syllabification: i·tin·er·ate

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