disorientate


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disorientate

(dɪsˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt) or

disorient

vb (tr)
1. (Navigation) to cause (someone) to lose his or her bearings
2. to perplex; confuse
disˌorienˈtation n

dis•o•ri•en•tate

(dɪsˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ˈoʊr-)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to disorient.
[1695–1705]
dis•o`ri•en•ta′tion, n.

disorientate


Past participle: disorientated
Gerund: disorientating

Imperative
disorientate
disorientate
Present
I disorientate
you disorientate
he/she/it disorientates
we disorientate
you disorientate
they disorientate
Preterite
I disorientated
you disorientated
he/she/it disorientated
we disorientated
you disorientated
they disorientated
Present Continuous
I am disorientating
you are disorientating
he/she/it is disorientating
we are disorientating
you are disorientating
they are disorientating
Present Perfect
I have disorientated
you have disorientated
he/she/it has disorientated
we have disorientated
you have disorientated
they have disorientated
Past Continuous
I was disorientating
you were disorientating
he/she/it was disorientating
we were disorientating
you were disorientating
they were disorientating
Past Perfect
I had disorientated
you had disorientated
he/she/it had disorientated
we had disorientated
you had disorientated
they had disorientated
Future
I will disorientate
you will disorientate
he/she/it will disorientate
we will disorientate
you will disorientate
they will disorientate
Future Perfect
I will have disorientated
you will have disorientated
he/she/it will have disorientated
we will have disorientated
you will have disorientated
they will have disorientated
Future Continuous
I will be disorientating
you will be disorientating
he/she/it will be disorientating
we will be disorientating
you will be disorientating
they will be disorientating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disorientating
you have been disorientating
he/she/it has been disorientating
we have been disorientating
you have been disorientating
they have been disorientating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disorientating
you will have been disorientating
he/she/it will have been disorientating
we will have been disorientating
you will have been disorientating
they will have been disorientating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disorientating
you had been disorientating
he/she/it had been disorientating
we had been disorientating
you had been disorientating
they had been disorientating
Conditional
I would disorientate
you would disorientate
he/she/it would disorientate
we would disorientate
you would disorientate
they would disorientate
Past Conditional
I would have disorientated
you would have disorientated
he/she/it would have disorientated
we would have disorientated
you would have disorientated
they would have disorientated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disorientate - 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"

disorientate

disorient
verb confuse, upset, perplex, dislocate, cause to lose your bearings techniques used to disorientate and confuse prisoners
Translations

disorientate

[dɪsˈɔːrɪənteɪt] VTdesorientar

disorientate

[dɪsˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt] vtdisorientare
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