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navigate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Transport, Water
navigatenav‧i‧gate /ˈnævɪɡeɪt/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, 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, 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, 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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navigateI don't mind driving but I'd like you to navigate.This time I'll drive and you navigate.Those lower down lack both the material and social resources which those higher up can employ to navigate a flexible labour market.He is navigating a transport ship coming in to land on Mars.The Elbe River is not as easy to navigate as the Rhine.They navigate by the stars and by the lie of the land.Some birds fly at night and navigate by the stars.Once again, you navigate dark passageways and hostile environments, killing everything that moves.In times past we Rabari navigated entirely by the stars.Americans may also have to navigate major changes in the housing market.Web Rep is part of a growing breed of companies trying to navigate the unfolding world of interactive advertising.As a cadet, you'll have to navigate through the academy's internal politics.The eldritch gulls, who navigate with their far-flung friends the rowdy sea-air above London, complicated the dream.He demonstrated, for example, how to navigate your way over an obstacle like a gate, without disturbing the bird.navigate by the starsThey navigate by the stars and by the lie of the land.
From Longman Business Dictionarynavigatenav‧i‧gate /ˈnævɪgeɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive] to find your way around on a particular website, or to move from one website to anotherThe magazine’s website is easy to navigate.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
navigate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynavigate
he, she, itnavigates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynavigated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave navigated
he, she, ithas navigated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad navigated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill navigate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have navigated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam navigating
he, she, itis navigating
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you, we, theyare navigating
Past
I, he, she, itwas navigating
you, we, theywere navigating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been navigating
he, she, ithas been navigating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been navigating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be navigating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been navigating
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