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dis·o·ri·ent

 (dĭs-ôr′ē-ĕnt′)
tr.v. dis·o·ri·ent·ed, dis·o·ri·ent·ing, dis·o·ri·ents
To cause (a person, for example) to experience disorientation.

dis•o•ri•ent

(dɪsˈɔr iˌɛnt, -ˈoʊr-)

v.t.
1. to cause to lose one's way.
2. to confuse.
3. to cause to lose perception of time, place, or one's personal identity.
[1645–55; < French]

disorient


Past participle: disoriented
Gerund: disorienting

Imperative
disorient
disorient
Present
I disorient
you disorient
he/she/it disorients
we disorient
you disorient
they disorient
Preterite
I disoriented
you disoriented
he/she/it disoriented
we disoriented
you disoriented
they disoriented
Present Continuous
I am disorienting
you are disorienting
he/she/it is disorienting
we are disorienting
you are disorienting
they are disorienting
Present Perfect
I have disoriented
you have disoriented
he/she/it has disoriented
we have disoriented
you have disoriented
they have disoriented
Past Continuous
I was disorienting
you were disorienting
he/she/it was disorienting
we were disorienting
you were disorienting
they were disorienting
Past Perfect
I had disoriented
you had disoriented
he/she/it had disoriented
we had disoriented
you had disoriented
they had disoriented
Future
I will disorient
you will disorient
he/she/it will disorient
we will disorient
you will disorient
they will disorient
Future Perfect
I will have disoriented
you will have disoriented
he/she/it will have disoriented
we will have disoriented
you will have disoriented
they will have disoriented
Future Continuous
I will be disorienting
you will be disorienting
he/she/it will be disorienting
we will be disorienting
you will be disorienting
they will be disorienting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disorienting
you have been disorienting
he/she/it has been disorienting
we have been disorienting
you have been disorienting
they have been disorienting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disorienting
you will have been disorienting
he/she/it will have been disorienting
we will have been disorienting
you will have been disorienting
they will have been disorienting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disorienting
you had been disorienting
he/she/it had been disorienting
we had been disorienting
you had been disorienting
they had been disorienting
Conditional
I would disorient
you would disorient
he/she/it would disorient
we would disorient
you would disorient
they would disorient
Past Conditional
I would have disoriented
you would have disoriented
he/she/it would have disoriented
we would have disoriented
you would have disoriented
they would have disoriented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disorient - cause to be lost or disoriented
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
orientate, orient - determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
Translations
dezorijentirati

disorient

[dɪsˈɔːriɛnt] disorientate (British) vt (= confuse) → désorienter

disorient

, disorientate
vt (lit, fig)verwirren, desorientieren

disorient

[dɪsˈɔːrɪənt] vtdisorientare

disorient

vt. desorientar.
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