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 for orientate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orientate \O"ri*en*tate\, v. i.
     To move or turn toward the east; to veer from the north or
     south toward the east.
     [1913 Webster] orientated

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orientate \O"ri*en*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Orientated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Orientating.] [From Orient.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To place or turn toward the east; to cause to assume an
        easterly direction, or to veer eastward.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To arrange in order; to dispose or place (a body) so as to
        show its relation to other bodies, or the relation of its
        parts among themselves.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A crystal is orientated when placed in its proper
              position so as to exhibit its symmetry. --E. S.
                                                    Dana.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Same as orient[2].
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  orientate
      v 1: determine one's position with reference to another point;
           "We had to orient ourselves in the forest" [syn: orient,
           orientate] [ant: disorient, disorientate]

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