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 orienting

1 sense of orienting

Sense 1
orienting (vs. disorienting), orientating -- (positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees")

disorienting (vs. orienting) -- (causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings; "making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting"; "a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting")
        => confusing -- (causing confusion or disorientation; "a confusing jumble of road signs"; "being hospitalized can be confusing and distressing for a small child")
        => estranging -- (making one feel out of place or alienated; "the landscape was estranging")
        => stunning -- (causing or capable of causing bewilderment or shock or insensibility; "laid the poor fellow senseless with one stunning blow"; "a stunning detonation with volumes of black smoke")
        => stupefying -- (making physically stupid or dull or insensible; "a stupefying blow to the head"; "the stupefying effects of hemp")

Similarity of adj orienting

1 sense of orienting

Sense 1
orienting (vs. disorienting), orientating -- (positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees")
       => aligning, positioning -- (causing to fall into line or into position)
       => dimensioning -- (indicating or determining size and position in space; "the ultrasonic dimensioning measurement"; "an ultrasonic dimensioning arrangement of the heart")
       => familiarizing, familiarising -- (serving to make familiar)
       => homing -- (orienting or directing homeward or to a destination; "the homing instinct"; "a homing beacon")
          Also See-> oriented#1, orientated#1

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