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Definition of orientate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

orientate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɔːriənteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːriənteɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they orientate
BrE BrE//ˈɔːriənteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːriənteɪt//
 
he / she / it orientates
BrE BrE//ˈɔːriənteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːriənteɪts//
 
past simple orientated
BrE BrE//ˈɔːriənteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːriənteɪtɪd//
 
past participle orientated
BrE BrE//ˈɔːriənteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːriənteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form orientating
BrE BrE//ˈɔːriənteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːriənteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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= orient Word Origin mid 19th cent.: probably a back-formation from orientation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: orientate

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