reorient

[ ree-awr-ee-ent, -ohr- ]
/ riˈɔr iˌɛnt, -ˈoʊr- /

verb (used with or without object)

to orient again or anew.

adjective

Rare. rising anew.

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Origin of reorient

First recorded in 1930–35; re- + orient
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Example sentences from the Web for reorient

  • VIRGO Expect to be flooded by memories, intended to reorient you to earliest hopes and wishes.

  • It is slightly harder to reorient a defiant mind than a willing one.

    Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
  • That would save him much alarm and perplexity when it comes time to reorient himself.

    Vital Ingredient|Charles V. De Vet
  • A couple of the blips were over the ocean way south of England and they were trying to contact them by radio to reorient them.

British Dictionary definitions for reorient

reorient
/ (riːˈɔːrɪənt) /

verb (tr)

to adjust or align (something) in a new or different way

Derived forms of reorient

reorientation, noun
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