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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.
Translations of “orientate”
in Spanish habituarse, orientarse…
in French (s’)orienter, s’orienter…
in German sich orientieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瞄準, 將…瞄準, 使面向…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瞄准, 将…瞄准, 使面向…
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