orient, orientate

orient, orientate
1 there were no street names to enable her to orient herself: GET/FIND ONE'S BEARINGS, establish one's location.
2 you need to orientate yourself to your new way of life: ADAPT, adjust, familiarize, acclimatize, accustom, attune; N. Amer. acclimate.
3 magazines oriented to the business community: AIM, direct, pitch, design, intend.
4 the fires are oriented in line with the sunset: ALIGN, place, position, dispose.

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  • Orient — O ri*ent ([=o] r[i^]*[e^]nt), v. t. [F. orienter. Cf. {Orientate}.] 1. To define the position of, in relation to the orient or east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To acquaint with new surroundings or a new… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

  • orient — UK US /ˈɔːriənt/ verb [T] US ► ORIENTATE(Cf. ↑orientate) …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

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