Orientar in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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orientar
transitive verb
1. to direct (dirigir)
  • mi ventana está orientada hacia el sur my window faces south o is south-facing
2. to give advice o guidance to (aconsejar)
3. (medidas, fondos)
  • orientar hacia to direct toward o at
orientarse
pronominal verb
1. (dirigirse) (foco)
  • orientarse a to point toward o at
2. to get one's bearings, to find one's way around (encontrar el camino)
3. (encaminarse)
  • orientarse hacia to be aiming at
orientar
transitive verb
1 (situar)
orientar algo hacia o a algo to position sth to face sth; orientaron la parabólica hacia el norte they positioned the satellite dish to face north; they put the satellite dish facing north; la casa está orientada hacia el suroeste the house faces south-west; the house looks south-west
2 (enfocar) to direct
tenemos que orientar nuestros esfuerzos hacia un aumento de la productividad we must direct our efforts towards improving productivity; hay que orientar las investigaciones en otro sentido we shall have to follow a different path of enquiry; cómics orientados a un público adulto comics oriented o targeted at adult readers
3 (guiar) to guide
me ha orientado en la materia he has guided me through the subject; he has given me guidance about the subject
4 (Náutica) [+vela] to trim
pronominal verb
orientarse
1 (encontrar el camino) to get one's bearings
es difícil orientarse en esta ciudad it's hard to get one's bearings in this city; it's hard to find one's way around in this city
2 (tender)
su estilo se orienta hacia lo abstracto his style tends towards the abstract
Verb Conjugations for orientar
Gerund: orientando
Participle: orientado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yoorientoorientéorientabaorientaríaorientaré
orientasorientasteorientabasorientaríasorientarás
él/ella/Ud.orientaorientóorientabaorientaríaorientará
nosotrosorientamosorientamosorientábamosorientaríamosorientaremos
vosotrosorientáisorientasteisorientabaisorientaríaisorientaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.orientanorientaronorientabanorientaríanorientarán
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