[awr-ee-uh n-teyt, -en-, ohr-]
Origin of orientate
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Related Wordsconform, align, adjust, adapt, compare, associate, pertain, ascribe, link, connect, affect, apply, concern, assign, refer, locate, direct, acclimatize, turn, determine
Examples from the Web for orientated
If they have a society, it is orientated towards the rest of the planetary life—instead of towards other human beings.Planet of the Damned
It may even be the sign of an inborn vocation and indicate in what direction the creative activity will be orientated.
These variations are due to multiple causes, which have orientated the imagination now in one direction, now in another.
We laid the compass on the mound, and found it was orientated accurately magnetic east and west, not allowing for the variation.Through Arctic Lapland
Here by the creek's side they buried her, and (doubtless by the ship's own compass) they orientated the forest grave.Virginia: The Old Dominion
Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
- a variant of orient
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Word Origin and History for orientated
1849, back-formation from orientation. Related: Orientated; orientating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To orient.
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