Synonyms of orienting


1. orient, point, lie

usage: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"

2. orient, orientate, decide, make up one's mind, determine

usage: determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"

3. orient, position

usage: cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"

4. orient, familiarize, familiarise, acquaint

usage: familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances; "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"

5. tailor, orient, adapt, accommodate

usage: adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"


1. orienting (vs. disorienting), orientating, aligning, positioning, dimensioning, familiarizing, familiarising, homing, oriented#1, orientated

usage: positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees"

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