Synonyms of 'pilot'
1 airmanDictionary, captain, flyer (old-fashioned)
He spent seventeen years as an airline pilot.
2 helmsmanDictionary, guide, navigator
The pilot steered the ship safely inside the main channel.
1 flyDictionary, control, operate
the first person to pilot an aircraft across the Pacific
2 navigateDictionary, drive, manage
Local fishermen piloted the boats.
He was responsible for safely navigating the ship.
Don't expect to be able to drive a car or operate machinery.
Her daughter couldn't manage the horse.
He took the bewildered man by the arm and guided him out.
One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
3 directDictionary, lead, manage
We are piloting the strategy through Parliament.
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An aviator is a pilot of a plane, especially in the early days of flying.
He was a pioneer aviator - the first to fly across the Channel.
If you conduct someone to a place, you go there with them.
He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
The people who control an organization or place have the power to take all the important decisions about the way that it is run.
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
My husband tried to control me in every way.
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Thesaurus for pilot from the Collins English Thesaurus
A pilot is a person who is trained to fly an aircraft.