|Origin:||orienter, from Old French orient; ORIENT2|
o‧ri‧ent1 also orientate British English
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
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.
to become familiar with a new situation
orient yourself to
It takes new students a while to orientate themselves to college life.