- 1[intransitive, transitive] to find your position or the position of your ship, plane, car, etc. and the direction you need to go in, for example by using a map I'll drive, and you can navigate. to navigate by the stars navigate your way… How do you navigate your way through a forest?
- 2[transitive] navigate something to sail along, over, or through an ocean, river, etc. The river became too narrow and shallow to navigate.
- 3[transitive] navigate something to find the right way to deal with a difficult or complicated situation We next had to navigate a complex network of committees.
- 4[intransitive, transitive] navigate (something) (computing) to find your way around on the Internet or on a particular Web site
NAmE//ˈnævəˌɡeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they navigate
he / she / it navigates
past simple navigated
-ing form navigating