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    #1

    navigate

    In the following sentence:

    The United States cannot be certain of China’s course—the path down the river—even though it can often discern the riverbanks between which China’s leaders must navigate.

    Does "navigate" here imply overcoming difficulty? In other words, the US can often see the places along the river where China's leaders must be careful so as to safely go though the place. Your insight please. Thanks a million.




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    Re: navigate

    Navigate (vb.), direct carefully and safely (from WordNet, navigate - Definitions from Dictionary.com)

    Does that help?

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    Re: navigate

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Navigate (vb.), direct carefully and safely (from WordNet, navigate - Definitions from Dictionary.com)

    Does that help?
    Thanks. I think my understanding is the same as you explained above. But I was not sure though. Thanks again.

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    Re: navigate

    You're most welcome.

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