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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: pilot /ˈpaɪlət/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypilot
he/she/itpilots
present participlepiloting
past tensepiloted
past participlepiloted
  1. 3
    mainly journalism to make sure that something such as a new law is introduced or accepted

    In 1980, he piloted the Wildlife and Countryside Bill through the House of Commons.

  2. 4
    to give someone advice or instructions that help them to do something

    Our advisers are here to pilot members through the new procedure.

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