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1‘they navigated by the stars’
plot a course, plot a route
2‘he navigated the yacht across the Atlantic with nothing more than an astrolabe’
guide, manoeuvre, direct, handle, drive
3‘the upper reaches of the river are dangerous to navigate’
sail across, sail over, sail, cruise, journey across, journey over, travel across, travel over, voyage across, voyage over
cross, traverse, negotiate
4‘I'll drive—you can navigate’
map-read, give directions, plan the route
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