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[awr-ee-uh n-teyt, -en-, ohr-] /ˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ɛn-, ˈoʊr-/

verb (used with or without object), orientated, orientating.
to .
a variant of orient

1849, back-formation from orientation. Related: Orientated; orientating.

orientate or·i·en·tate (ôr’ē-ěn-tāt’, -ən-)
v. or·i·en·tat·ed, or·i·en·tat·ing, or·i·en·tates
To orient.


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