orientate vs orient : Common Errors in English

About orientate vs orient

Although it is standard in British English “orientate” is widely considered an error in the US, with simple “orient” being preferred.The same pattern applies to “disorientate” vs. “disorient.” See also “.”

orientate Meaning(s)

  • (v) determine one's position with reference to another point

orient Meaning(s)

  • (n) the countries of Asia
  • (n) the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
  • (v) be oriented
  • (v) determine one's position with reference to another point
  • (v) cause to point
  • (v) familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
  • (v) adjust to a specific need or market

orient in News

  1. Sports Briefs: Team earns Crew of the Year award

    WOMEN’S ROWING: Orient woman on top team The William Smith College varsity eight, including Libby Hughes of Orient, captured its third straight Liberty League Crew of the Year award. The varsity eight was ranked in the top five in the nation all spring by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. At the Liberty League Championships, the [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Suffolk Times

  2. Pittsburg woman charged with arson

    A Pittsburg woman is accused of setting fire to an Orient residence last week.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Southern Illinoisan

  3. Cops: Orient teen arrested for DWI in Greenport

    An Orient teenager is accused of driving drunk after he was arrested in Greenport early Sunday, Southold Town police said. Ryan Demarco, 18, was pulled over on Route 25 about 4:25 a.m. when police saw him fail to signal a left turn, according to a police report. He failed several roadside sobriety tests and was [...]
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Suffolk Times

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