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orientate

[ awr-ee-uhn-teyt, -en-, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ɛn-, ˈoʊr- /
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verb (used with or without object), o·ri·en·tat·ed, o·ri·en·tat·ing.Chiefly British.
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Origin of orientate

1840–50; <French orient(er) “to orient ” + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM orientate

re·o·ri·en·tate, verb (used with object), re·o·ri·en·tat·ed, re·o·ri·en·tat·ing.
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How to use orientate in a sentence

  • So, orientating once more like a fragile tendril, he reached again for the banister rail, and got it.

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British Dictionary definitions for orientate

orientate
/ (ˈɔːrɪɛnˌteɪt) /

verb
a variant of orient
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for orientate

orientate
[ ôrē-ən-tāt′ ]

v.
To orient.
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