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o·ri·en·tate

 (ôr′ē-ĕn-tāt′, -ən-)
v. o·ri·en·tat·ed, o·ri·en·tat·ing, o·ri·en·tates Usage Problem
v.tr.
To orient: "He ... stood for a moment, orientating himself exactly in the light of his knowledge" (John le Carré).
v.intr.
To face or turn to the east.
Usage Note: The use of orientate rather than orient is not uncommon, especially in British English, but it is strongly stigmatized in American English. Those who object to orientate sometimes justify their position by arguing that the -ate is a needless syllable, though one rarely hears similar objections to the use of illuminate rather than illumine. Whatever the reason, disapproval of orientate is strong. In our 2014 survey, 80 percent of the Usage Panel found On emerging from the subway station, I had to take a moment to orientate myself unacceptable, with a similar percentage disapproving of The architect orientated the building on an east-west axis and The building is orientated on an east-west axis.

orientate

(ˈɔːrɪɛnˌteɪt)
vb
a variant of orient

o•ri•en•tate

(ˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ɛn-, ˈoʊr-)

v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.t.
1. to orient.
v.i.
2. to turn toward the east.
[1840–50; < French orient(er)]

orientate


Past participle: orientated
Gerund: orientating

Imperative
orientate
orientate
Present
I orientate
you orientate
he/she/it orientates
we orientate
you orientate
they orientate
Preterite
I orientated
you orientated
he/she/it orientated
we orientated
you orientated
they orientated
Present Continuous
I am orientating
you are orientating
he/she/it is orientating
we are orientating
you are orientating
they are orientating
Present Perfect
I have orientated
you have orientated
he/she/it has orientated
we have orientated
you have orientated
they have orientated
Past Continuous
I was orientating
you were orientating
he/she/it was orientating
we were orientating
you were orientating
they were orientating
Past Perfect
I had orientated
you had orientated
he/she/it had orientated
we had orientated
you had orientated
they had orientated
Future
I will orientate
you will orientate
he/she/it will orientate
we will orientate
you will orientate
they will orientate
Future Perfect
I will have orientated
you will have orientated
he/she/it will have orientated
we will have orientated
you will have orientated
they will have orientated
Future Continuous
I will be orientating
you will be orientating
he/she/it will be orientating
we will be orientating
you will be orientating
they will be orientating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been orientating
you have been orientating
he/she/it has been orientating
we have been orientating
you have been orientating
they have been orientating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been orientating
you will have been orientating
he/she/it will have been orientating
we will have been orientating
you will have been orientating
they will have been orientating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been orientating
you had been orientating
he/she/it had been orientating
we had been orientating
you had been orientating
they had been orientating
Conditional
I would orientate
you would orientate
he/she/it would orientate
we would orientate
you would orientate
they would orientate
Past Conditional
I would have orientated
you would have orientated
he/she/it would have orientated
we would have orientated
you would have orientated
they would have orientated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.orientate - determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
guide on, guide - use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on"
reorient, reorientate - orient once again, after a disorientation
Translations
يُحَدِّد المَكان بالنِّسْبَةِ للجِهاتيُكَيِّف نَفْسَه حَسَب بيئَتِه
betájolja magáttájékozódik
átta sig
orientacijaorientavimasorientavimasissusiorientuotisusivokti aplinkoje
iedzīvotiesiejustiesorientētiesorientēties, noteikt atrašanās vietu
zorientovať sa
alıştırmakyerini saptamak

orientate

[ˈɔːrɪenteɪt] VTorientar (fig) → encaminar
to orientate o.sorientarse

orientate

[ˈɔːriənteɪt] vtorienter
see also orient

orientate

vr (lit)sich orientieren (→ by an +dat, → by the map nach der Karte); (fig also)sich zurechtfinden
vtausrichten (→ towards auf +acc); new employees etceinführen; thinkingorientieren (→ towards an +dat); money-orientatedmateriell ausgerichtet; family-orientatedfamilienorientiert

orientate

(ˈoːriənteit) (American) orient (ˈoːriənt) verb
1. to get (oneself) used to unfamiliar surroundings, conditions etc.
2. to find out one's position in relation to something else. The hikers tried to orientate themselves before continuing their walk.
ˌorienˈtation noun
References in classic literature ?
He was just beginning to orientate himself and to feel that he was not wholly an intruder.
It is possible that those who plan to visit Tunisia would orientate their bookings to Turkey.
He will work closely with the real estate brokerage community to orientate them with the major repositioning of the portfolio and upgraded services provided.