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

  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 Webster]
  
     3. To pass through, over, or around; -- used especially of a
        course having obstacles; as, to navigate all the randomly
        scattered tables to the far side of the room.
        [PJC]

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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  navigate
      v 1: travel on water propelled by wind or by other means; "The
           QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow" [syn: voyage,
           sail, navigate]
      2: act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan,
         direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is
         anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was
         navigating the ship during the accident?" [syn: navigate,
         pilot]
      3: direct carefully and safely; "He navigated his way to the
         altar"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "navigate":
     aeroplane, airlift, airplane, allocate, assign, balloon,
     be airborne, boat, canoe, captain, carry sail, chart a course,
     circumnavigate, coast, collocate, con, cond, conn, coxswain, cross,
     cruise, deploy, direct, dispose, drift, emplace, ferry, fix, flit,
     fly, get a fix, glide, go by ship, go on shipboard, go to sea,
     guide, handle, have the conn, helm, home in on, hop, hover,
     hydroplane, install, jet, journey, localize, locate,
     make a passage, manage, motorboat, operate, pilot, pin down,
     pinpoint, place, ply, position, put in place, row, run, sail,
     sail round, sail the sea, sailplane, scull, seafare, seaplane,
     shape a course, situate, skipper, soar, spot, steam, steamboat,
     steer, take a voyage, take the air, take wing, traverse,
     triangulate, volplane, voyage, wing, yacht, zero in on
  
  

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