Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun orient

2 senses of orient

Sense 1
East, Orient -- (the countries of Asia)
       INSTANCE OF=> Asia -- (the nations of the Asian continent collectively)

Sense 2
eastern hemisphere, orient -- (the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia)
       => hemisphere -- (half of the terrestrial globe)

Antonyms of verb orient

1 of 5 senses of orient

Sense 2
orient, orientate -- (determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest")
       Antonym of disorient (Sense 1)
      => disorient, disorientate -- (cause to be lost or disoriented)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb orient

5 senses of orient

Sense 1
orient, point -- (be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 2
orient, orientate -- (determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 3
orient -- (cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West")
       => position -- (cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation)

Sense 4
orient -- (familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances; "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen")
       => familiarize, familiarise, acquaint -- (make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings")

Sense 5
tailor, orient -- (adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings")
       => adapt, accommodate -- (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country")

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