Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: orienter, from Old French orient; ORIENT2


1 verb
o‧ri‧ent1 also orientate British English

be oriented to/towards/around something/somebody

to give a lot of attention to one type of activity or one type of person:
a course that is oriented towards the needs of businessmen
A lot of the training is orientated around communications skills.
The organization is strongly oriented towards research

orient yourself

a) SG to find exactly where you are by looking around you or using a map [↪ disorient, disorientated]:
She looked at the street names, trying to orient herself.
b) to become familiar with a new situation
orient yourself to
It takes new students a while to orientate themselves to college life.

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