orientate

[awr-ee-uh n-teyt, -en-, ohr-]

Origin of orientate

1840–50; < French orient(er) “to orient” + -ate1
Related formsre·o·ri·en·tate, verb (used with object), re·o·ri·en·tat·ed, re·o·ri·en·tat·ing.
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Examples from the Web for orientating

Historical Examples of orientating

  • 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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

orientating in Medicine

orientate

[ôrē-ən-tāt′]
v.
  1. To orient.
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