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 for circumnavigate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Circumnavigate \Cir`cum*nav"i*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Circumnavigated; p. pr. & vb. n. Circumnavigating.] [L.
     circumnavigatus, p. p. of circumnavigare to sail round;
     circum + navigare to navigate.]
     To sail completely round.
     [1913 Webster]
           Having circumnavigated the whole earth.  --T. Fuller.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the
           earth" [syn: circumnavigate, compass]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "circumnavigate":
     boat, bypass, canoe, carry sail, circle, circuit, circuiteer,
     circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumvent,
     close the circle, coast, come full circle, compass, cross, cruise,
     cycle, describe a circle, detour, encircle, encompass, flank,
     girdle, girdle the globe, go about, go around, go by ship,
     go on shipboard, go round, go the round, go to sea, gyre, lap,
     make a circuit, make a passage, motorboat, navigate, orbit, ply,
     revolve, round, row, run, sail, sail round, sail the sea, scull,
     seafare, skirt, spiral, steam, steamboat, surround, take a voyage,
     traverse, voyage, wheel, yacht

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