Definition of orientate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːrɪənteɪt/
Pronunciation: /ˈɒrɪənteɪt/


chiefly British
Another term for orient.
Example sentences
  • It is our memories that locate us, orientate us, and tell us in what direction we are hastening.
  • These are the basic stuff of any such text and a number of books orientated to soil and plant processes cover them.
  • They are arranged and orientated to allow own-door access as well as open deck and corridor access.


Mid 19th century: probably a back-formation from orientation.

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