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Definition of pioneer verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pioneer

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verb
BrE BrE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pioneer
BrE BrE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪr//
 
he / she / it pioneers
BrE BrE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪrz//
 
past simple pioneered
BrE BrE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪrd//
 
past participle pioneered
BrE BrE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪrd//
 
-ing form pioneering
BrE BrE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpaɪəˈnɪrɪŋ//
 
 
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pioneer something when somebody pioneers something, they are one of the first people to do, discover or use something new a new technique pioneered by surgeons in a London hospital Word Origin early 16th cent. (as a military term denoting a member of the infantry): from French pionnier ‘foot soldier, pioneer’, Old French paonier, from paon, from Latin pedo, pedon- ‘foot soldier’, from Latin pes, ped- ‘foot’.
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