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orientate

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈɔː.ri.ən.teɪt/  us   /ˈɔːr.i-/ mainly UK (also mainly US orient)

orientate verb [T usually + adv/prep] (AIM)

to aim something at someone or something, or make something suitable for a particular group of people: It is essential that the public sector orientates itself more towards the consumer.

orientate verb [T usually + adv/prep] (FIND POSITION)

orientate yourself mainly UK (US usually orient) to discover your position in relation to what is around you: If you get lost while you are out walking, try to use the sun to orientate yourself.
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