Definitions for orientateˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ɛn-, ˈoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ri•en•tateˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ɛn-, ˈoʊr-(v.)-tat•ed, -tat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to orient.

  2. (v.i.)to turn toward the east.

Origin of orientate:

1840–50; < F orient(er)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orient, orientate(verb)

    determine one's position with reference to another point

    "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"


  1. orientate(Verb)

    To face (a given direction).

  2. orientate(Verb)

    To determine one's position relative to the surroundings; to orient (oneself).

  3. orientate(Verb)

    To position (something), to align relative to a given position.

    Try to orientate your students towards the science subjects.

  4. orientate(Verb)

    To move or turn toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east.

Translations for orientate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to get (oneself) used to unfamiliar surroundings, conditions etc.

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