What does orientate mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word orientate.

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(v. t.)

    Same as orient.

  2. Origin: [From Orient.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orientate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orientate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maurice Otieno:

    The policy direction is to re-orientate traditional birth attendants, train them and task them with referral of pregnant mothers.

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