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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 duties of a navigator; to use the waters as a highway or channel for commerce or communication; to sail. [1913 Webster] The Phenicians navigated to the extremities of the Western Ocean. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. To direct or operate a vehicle, especially a ship or aircraft. [PJC] 3. To pass through, over, or around; -- used especially of a course having obstacles; as, to navigate around all the randomly scattered tables to the far side of the room. [PJC]