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 (mĭs-ôr′ē-ənt, -ĕnt′)
tr.v. mis·o·ri·ent·ed, mis·o·ri·ent·ing, mis·o·ri·ents
To orient incorrectly or inappropriately.

mis·o′ri·en·ta′tion n.
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vb (tr)
to orient badly or incorrectly
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(mɪsˈɔr iˌɛnt, -ˈoʊr-)

to orient wrongly or improperly.
mis•o`ri•en•ta′tion, n.
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Such moral hazard distorts the competition with distribution systems that protect copyright, gives out wrong signals to the market and misorients investment.
A further possible consequence of theological alienation is that the African descent person may be more susceptible to another religion or offshoot religious group that will also psychologically misorient him or her (the many who followed Jim Jones may represent a grim example).
It could be used to formalize, structure, or otherwise ease the psychologically misoriented clients into culturally transformational activity as well as reinvigorating the cultural centeredness of the correctly oriented client.