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English noun: Orient

1. Orient (location) the countries of Asia


SynonymsEast


Instance hypernymAsia


Part holonymFar East


Attributeeastern

2. orient (location) the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia


Synonymseastern hemisphere


Broader (hypernym)hemisphere


Part holonymAfrica, Australia, Eurasia, Old World


English verb: orient

1. orient (stative) be oriented


SamplesThe weather vane points North.
The dancers toes pointed outward.


Synonymspoint


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)lie

2. orient (perception) determine one's position with reference to another point


SamplesWe had to orient ourselves in the forest.


Synonymsorientate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind


Narrower (hyponym)guide, guide on, reorient, reorientate


Antonymsdisorient, disorientate

3. orient (stative) cause to point


SamplesOrient the house towards the West.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)position


Narrower (hyponym)stem


Causeorient, point

4. orient (communication) familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances


SamplesThe dean of students tries to orient the freshmen.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquaint, familiarise, familiarize

5. orient (change) adjust to a specific need or market


SamplesA magazine oriented towards young people.
Tailor your needs to your surroundings.


Synonymstailor


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt









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