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orientate (v.)

1849, "to turn or cause to turn toward the east," a back-formation from orientation. Intransitive sense of "assume an easterly direction" is by 1850. Figurative meaning "take one's proper bearings mentally" is by 1866. Related: Orientated; orientating.

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Definitions of orientate from WordNet

orientate (v.)
determine one's position with reference to another point;
Synonyms: orient
From wordnet.princeton.edu