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")

Antonyms of adj oriented

1 sense of oriented

Sense 1
oriented (vs. unoriented), orientated -- (adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout")

unoriented (vs. oriented) -- (not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained; "engaged in unoriented study"; "unoriented until she looked at the map")
        => alienated, anomic, disoriented -- (socially disoriented; "anomic loners musing over their fate"; "we live in an age of rootless alienated people")
        => confused, disoriented, lost -- (having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity; "I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway"; "the anesthetic left her completely disoriented")

Similarity of adj oriented

1 sense of oriented

Sense 1
oriented (vs. unoriented), orientated -- (adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout")
       => adjusted, familiarized, familiarised -- (having achieved a comfortable relation with your environment)
       => bound, destined -- (headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'; "children bound for school"; "a flight destined for New York")
       => directed -- ((often used in combination) having a specified direction; "a positively directed vector"; "goal-directed")
       => headed -- (having a heading or course in a certain direction; "westward headed wagons")
       => homeward, homeward-bound -- (oriented toward home; "in a homeward direction"; "homeward-bound commuters")
       => minded -- ((used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified; "civic-minded"; "career-minded")
          Also See-> orienting#1, orientating#1

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