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orientate

[awr-ee-uh n-teyt, -en-, ohr-] /ˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ɛn-, ˈoʊr-/
verb (used with or without object), orientated, orientating. Chiefly British.
1.
orient (defs 4–12).
Origin of orientate
1840-1850
1840-50; < French orient(er) “to orient” + -ate1
Related forms
reorientate, verb (used with object), reorientated, reorientating.
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  • So, orientating once more like a fragile tendril, he reached again for the banister rail, and got it.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for orientating

orientate

/ˈɔːrɪɛnˌteɪt/
verb
1.
a variant of orient
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Word Origin and History for orientating

orientate

v.

1849, back-formation from orientation. Related: Orientated; orientating.

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orientating in Medicine

orientate or·i·en·tate (ôr'ē-ěn-tāt', -ən-)
v. or·i·en·tat·ed, or·i·en·tat·ing, or·i·en·tates
To orient.

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