Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of navigare, from navis 'ship'


1 [intransitive and transitive]TT 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 navigate.
Early explorers used to navigate by the stars.
navigate your way through/to/around something
We managed to navigate our way through the forest.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to understand or deal with something complicated:
A solicitor will help you navigate the complex legal system.
navigate through
I am currently trying to navigate through a whole stack of information on the subject.
3 [transitive]TTW to sail along a river or other area of water:
The river is too dangerous to navigate.
4 [intransitive and 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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