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Definition 1: the countries of Asia - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for orient in the sense of this definition

(orient is an instance of ...) the nations of the Asian continent collectively

(orient is a part of ...) a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)

(... are attributes of orient) relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world

"Eastern Europe" "the Eastern religions"

Definition 2: the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for orient in the sense of this definition

(orient is a kind of ...) half of the terrestrial globe

(orient is a part of ...) the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas

(orient is a part of ...) the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean

(orient is a part of ...) the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

(orient is a part of ...) the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia

Definition 3: adjust to a specific need or market - [verb of change]

Samples where orient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a magazine oriented towards young people
  • tailor your needs to your surroundings

Synonyms for orient in the sense of this definition

(orient is a kind of ...) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

Definition 4: familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances - [verb of communication]

Samples where orient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen

(orient is a kind of ...) make familiar or conversant with

"you should acquaint yourself with your new computer" "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"

Definition 5: determine one's position with reference to another point - [verb of perception]

Samples where orient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We had to orient ourselves in the forest

Synonyms for orient in the sense of this definition

(orient is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of orient ) use as a guide

"They had the lights to guide on"

(... is a kind of orient ) orient once again, after a disorientation

Definition 6: be oriented - [verb of stative]

Samples where orient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The weather vane points North
  • the dancers toes pointed outward

Synonyms for orient in the sense of this definition

(orient is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

Definition 7: cause to point - [verb of stative]

Samples where orient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Orient the house towards the West

(orient is a kind of ...) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

(... is a kind of orient ) cause to point inward

"stem your skis"

(orient causes ...) be oriented

"The weather vane points North" "the dancers toes pointed outward"

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