orientate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To orient: "He . . . stood for a moment, orientating himself exactly in the light of his knowledge” ( John le Carré).
    • To place or turn toward the east; to cause to believe an easterly direction, or even veer eastward.
    • to prepare in order; to dispose or put (a body) in order to show its regards to other figures, and/or relation of their components among themselves.
    • Same as orient{2}.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to manage or turn-to the east.
    • To move or switch toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east.
  • verb:
    • To face (confirmed direction).
    • to ascertain a person's position relative to the environment; to orient (oneself).
    • To position (some thing), to align relative to certain position.
    • To move or switch toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the eastern.
    • determine your position with regards to another point
  • others:
    • to make or trigger to make toward the eastern; cause to assume an easterly way or aspect; orient; specifically, to put (a church) along with its altar-end toward the east. See orient, v., 2.
    • to ascertain or ascertain the career of, specifically with regards to the eastern; determine or fix the position or bearings of; figuratively, to take a person's proper bearings mentally.
    • to put, as a crystal, this kind of a posture on show clearly the real relation associated with the a number of parts.
    • To believe an easterly course; change or veer toward the eastern; especially (ecclesiastical), become so built that the end nearest the altar or large altar (ecclesiastically accounted the eastern end) is directed toward a specific point for the compass; specially, becoming so placed that main-stream eastern end is directed toward the geographic east.
    • To worship toward the east; particularly, to commemorate the eucharist in eastward place — which, facing the altar. See eastward, a.

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