orient [n., adj. awr-ee-uhnt, ‐ee-ent, ohr-; v. awr-ee-ent, ohr‐] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||acclimatize, adapt, adjust, align, conform, determine, direct, get one's bearings, locate, orientate, turn|
|Notes:||the Occident is the region of the sky where the sun sets - the west (the opposite of Orient, the east)
to orient was originally to make something face east (to the Orient), especially a church; use 'orient,' not 'orientate'