Orientate \O"ri*en*tate\, v. i. To move or turn toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east. [1913 Webster]

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  • orientate — UK US /ˈɔːriənteɪt/ verb [T] UK (US orient) ► to aim something at someone or something, or to make something suitable for a particular group of people: orientate sth toward(s) sb/sth »It is essential that our business should orientate itself… …   Financial and business terms

  • Orientate — O ri*en*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orientated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Orientating}.] [From {Orient}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To place or turn toward the east; to cause to assume an easterly direction, or to veer eastward. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrange in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orientate — (v.) 1849, back formation from ORIENTATION (Cf. orientation). Related: Orientated; orientating …   Etymology dictionary

  • orientate — [ôr′ē en tāt΄, ōr′ē en tāt΄; ] occas. [ ôr΄ē en′tāt΄, ōr΄ē en′tāt] vt. orientated, orientating [ ORIENT + ATE1, by assoc. with Fr orienter] ORIENT vi. 1. to face east, or in any specified direction 2 …   English World dictionary

  • orientate — v. (D; refl., tr.) to orientate to (to orientate oneself to one s surroundings) * * * (D; refl., tr.) to orientate to (to orientate oneself to one s surroundings) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • orientate — verb BrE another form of the word orient 1: an English language course orientated towards the needs of businessmen | The climbers stopped half way up the mountain to orientate themselves. | I ll need a few days to orientate myself …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • orientate — UK [ˈɔːrɪənteɪt] / US [ˈɔrɪənˌteɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms orientate : present tense I/you/we/they orientate he/she/it orientates present participle orientating past tense orientated past participle orientated to orient The curriculum is… …   English dictionary

  • orientate — [c]/ˈɒriənteɪt / (say oreeuhntayt), /ˈɔri / (say awree ) verb (orientated, orientating) –verb (t) 1. to place so as to face the east, especially to build (a church) with the chief altar to the east and the chief entrance to the west. 2. to place… …  

  • orientate — orient, orientate, verbs. Both words are used (especially in the adjectival forms oriented and orientated) with the same meaning ‘to place in a particular way in relation to the points of the compass’ and ‘to establish one s bearings’: (orient) • …   Modern English usage

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