orient

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USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "orientate" in the verb senses and must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to align)
a. orientar
Orient the map in the direction you are traveling.Orienta el mapa en la dirección en que caminas.
2. (to adjust)
a. orientar
The acquarium is oriented to young children, with lots of games and didactic activities.El acuario está orientado a los niños pequeños, con muchos juegos y actividades didácticas.
b. dirigir
We will orient the program toward families with limited means.Vamos a dirigir el programa a familias de recursos limitados.
3. (to advise)
a. orientar
There was nobody to orient or guide me when I most needed help.No había nadie que me orientara o me sirviera de guía cuando más lo necesitaba.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(region)
a. el Oriente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Kinglake wrote an account of his travels in the Orient.Kinglake escribió el relato de sus viajes en Oriente.
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orient
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
the Orient(el) Oriente
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orient [ˈɔːriənt]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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