navigate

navigate
navigate nav‧i‧gate [ˈnævgeɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive]
to find your way around on a particular website, or to move from one website to another:

• The magazine's website is easy to navigate.

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navigate UK US /ˈnævɪgeɪt/ verb [I or T]
to lead a company, activity, etc. in a particular direction, or to deal effectively with a difficult situation: »

We help new home-buyers navigate the complex and often confusing process of purchasing a property.

navigate (sth) through sth »

She has successfully faced the task of navigating the company through its most difficult period in 25 years.

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The market has come and gone and management has been very successful in navigating through.

TRANSPORT to successfully find a way from one place to another: »

To reach the farm, produce trucks must navigate a dirt road with a ditch on one side.

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One study suggests cell phones could be disrupting bees' ability to navigate.

IT, INTERNET to move around within a website or between websites: »

The site is well-organized and easy to navigate.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Navigate — Nav i*gate, v. t. 1. To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Navigate — Nav i*gate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Navigated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Navigating}.] [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t. & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See {Nave}, and {Agent}.] 1. To journey by water; to go in a vessel or ship; to perform… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • navigate — index direct (show), oversee Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • navigate — (v.) 1580s, a back formation from NAVIGATION (Cf. navigation), or else from L. navigatus, pp. of navigare. Extended to balloons (1784) and later to aircraft (1901). Related: Navigated; navigating …   Etymology dictionary

  • navigate — [v] guide along route, often over water captain*, cross, cruise, direct, drive, handle, head out for*, helm, journey, lay the course*, maneuver, operate, pilot, plan, plot, ride out, sail, skipper*, steer, voyage; concepts 148,187,224 Ant. get… …   New thesaurus

  • navigate — ► VERB 1) plan and direct the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transport. 2) sail or travel over. 3) guide (a vessel or vehicle) over a specified route. ORIGIN Latin navigare to sail …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • navigate — [[t]næ̱vɪgeɪt[/t]] navigates, navigating, navigated 1) V ERG When someone navigates a ship or an aircraft somewhere, they decide which course to follow and steer it there. [V n] Captain Cook was responsible for safely navigating his ship without… …   English dictionary

  • navigate — 01. I drove the car, and my wife [navigated] our route across Ireland. 02. During childhood, each one of us has to [navigate] through a serious of difficult situations; some make it, and some don t. 03. We learned to [navigate] a course on the… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • navigate — nav|i|gate [ˈnævıgeıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of navigare, from navis ship ] 1.) [I and T] to find which way you need to go when you are travelling from one place to another ▪ I ll drive, you take the map and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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