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1‘there were no street names to enable her to orient herself’
find one's bearings, get one's bearings, get the lie of the land, establish one's location, feel one's way
2‘you will need time to orient yourself to your new way of life’
adapt, adjust, accommodate, familiarize, acclimatize, accustom, attune, habituate, condition, find one's feet
British orientate, play oneself in
North American acclimate
3‘magazines oriented to the business community’
aim, direct, slant, angle, pitch, steer, design, intend
4‘the fires are oriented in direct line with the midsummer sunset’
align, place, position, put, dispose, situate, set
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