steers; steered; steering
1 a : to control the direction in which something (such as a ship, car, or airplane) moves
She steered the ship through the strait.
He steered his car carefully into the parking space.
He steered the wheelchair through the aisles.
Skillful navigators can steer by the positions of the stars.
1 b [no object] — used to describe how easy or difficult it is to steer a vehicle
The car steers well.
2 [no object] : to be moved or guided in a particular direction or along a particular course
The car was steering right at us.
The boat steered out to sea.
3 a [+ object] : to direct or guide the movement or progress of (something)
He tried to steer the conversation away from his recent problems.
She skillfully steered the bill through the legislature.
He steered the team to another championship last year.
3 b [+ object] : to cause (someone) to act in a particular way
The high recent returns on stocks have steered many investors away from bonds.
You should listen to me. I won't steer you wrong. [=I won't give you bad advice]