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

  

route

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ruːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ruːt//
 
, also NAmE//raʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they route
BrE BrE//ruːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ruːt//
 
, also NAmE//raʊt//
 
he / she / it routes
BrE BrE//ruːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ruːts//
 
, NAmE//raʊts//
 
past simple routed
BrE BrE//ˈruːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːtɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˈraʊtɪd//
 
past participle routed
BrE BrE//ˈruːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːtɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˈraʊtɪd//
 
-ing form routing
BrE BrE//ˈruːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːtɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈraʊtɪŋ//
 
-ing form routeing
BrE BrE//ˈruːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːtɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈraʊtɪŋ//
 
 
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(routing, routeing, routed, routed) route somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) to send somebody/something by a particular route Satellites route data all over the globe. The flight to Sydney is routed via Tokyo. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French rute ‘road’, from Latin rupta (via) ‘broken (way)’, feminine past participle of rumpere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: route