orientar

v.
1 to direct.
mi ventana está orientada hacia el sur my window faces south o is south-facing
2 to give advice or guidance to.
3 to guide, to direct, to show the way, to give a direction.
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orientar
verbo transitivo
1 (casa) to face; (antena, barco) to point; (velas) to trim
la casa está orientada al mar the house faces the sea
orientaron la barca hacia la costa they pointed the boat towards the coast
2 (esfuerzos, investigaciones) to direct
3 (guiar) to guide; (aconsejar) to advise
el examen nos orientó de cómo ibamos the exam gave us an idea of how we were getting on
verbo pronominal orientarse
1 to find one's bearings
nos orientamos por las estrellas we were guided by the stars
yo me oriento muy mal I have an appalling sense of direction
todavía no me he orientado en este trabajo I haven't learnt the ropes yet
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verb
1) to guide
2) orient
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1. VT
1) (=situar)

orientar algo hacia o a algo — to position sth to face sth

orientaron la parabólica hacia el norte — they positioned the satellite dish to face north, they put the satellite dish facing north

la casa está orientada hacia el suroeste — the house faces south-west, the house looks south-west

2) (=enfocar) to direct

tenemos que orientar nuestros esfuerzos hacia un aumento de la productividad — we must direct our efforts towards improving productivity

hay que orientar las investigaciones en otro sentido — we shall have to follow a different path of enquiry

cómics orientados a un público adulto — comics oriented o targeted at adult readers

3) (=guiar) to guide

me ha orientado en la materia — he has guided me through the subject, he has given me guidance about the subject

4) (Náut) [+ vela] to trim
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) <reflector> to position

oriente la antena hacia el este — position/turn the antenna (AmE) o (BrE) aerial to face east

orientó el avión hacia el sur — he headed the plane south

b) <edificio>

la casa está orientada al sur — the house faces south (frml)

c) (Náut) <velas> to trim
2) (encaminar)

orienté mis esfuerzos hacia ... — I directed my efforts toward ...

una política orientada a combatir la inflación — a policy designed to fight inflation o directed at fighting inflation

3) <personas> faro/estrellas to guide; profesor/amigo to advise

orientar a los jóvenes en algo — to give young people guidance on something

2.
orientarse v pron
1) (ubicarse) to get one's bearings, orient oneself

orientarse por las estrellas — (Náut) to steer by the stars

2)
a) (girar)

plantas que se orientan hacia el sol — plants that turn toward(s) the sun

b) (inclinarse)

mis hijos se orientaron hacia las ciencias — my sons went in for o opted for science

c) (informarse) to get information
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= gear (to/toward(s)/for), orient, orientate, give + advice on, guide, give + direction, angle, lend + direction, put + Nombre + on the right track, point + Nombre + in the right direction.
Ex. Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
Ex. Supermarket hosts have their own specialised, and often unique command languages, and have been oriented to specialist searchers.
Ex. In this category the majority of programmes were found to be orientated towards information systems for business and management.
Ex. She also gives valuable advice on distinguishing between the Lost Sheep and Confidence Personified.
Ex. You can press F2 key at this point to take advantage of menus that will guide you through Command Search.
Ex. To give direction to these physical resources, there are objectives for the project and a framework timetable.
Ex. This publication seems to find particular favour in law firms, possibly because of its currency and the way it is angled towards the commercial world.
Ex. Policies are guidelines that lend direction to planning and decision-making.
Ex. The most natural way out is to ask the enquirer: usually he will know, or at least will be able to put the librarian on the right track.
Ex. These metaphors point us in the right direction and set us off on a discussion of fiction as a symbolic structure that is to life what metaphors are to reality.
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* encargado de orientar al lector = readers' adviser.
* orientarse = get + Posesivo + bearings.
* orientar un servicio hacia = target + service.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) <reflector> to position

oriente la antena hacia el este — position/turn the antenna (AmE) o (BrE) aerial to face east

orientó el avión hacia el sur — he headed the plane south

b) <edificio>

la casa está orientada al sur — the house faces south (frml)

c) (Náut) <velas> to trim
2) (encaminar)

orienté mis esfuerzos hacia ... — I directed my efforts toward ...

una política orientada a combatir la inflación — a policy designed to fight inflation o directed at fighting inflation

3) <personas> faro/estrellas to guide; profesor/amigo to advise

orientar a los jóvenes en algo — to give young people guidance on something

2.
orientarse v pron
1) (ubicarse) to get one's bearings, orient oneself

orientarse por las estrellas — (Náut) to steer by the stars

2)
a) (girar)

plantas que se orientan hacia el sol — plants that turn toward(s) the sun

b) (inclinarse)

mis hijos se orientaron hacia las ciencias — my sons went in for o opted for science

c) (informarse) to get information
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= gear (to/toward(s)/for), orient, orientate, give + advice on, guide, give + direction, angle, lend + direction, put + Nombre + on the right track, point + Nombre + in the right direction.

Ex: Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.

Ex: Supermarket hosts have their own specialised, and often unique command languages, and have been oriented to specialist searchers.
Ex: In this category the majority of programmes were found to be orientated towards information systems for business and management.
Ex: She also gives valuable advice on distinguishing between the Lost Sheep and Confidence Personified.
Ex: You can press F2 key at this point to take advantage of menus that will guide you through Command Search.
Ex: To give direction to these physical resources, there are objectives for the project and a framework timetable.
Ex: This publication seems to find particular favour in law firms, possibly because of its currency and the way it is angled towards the commercial world.
Ex: Policies are guidelines that lend direction to planning and decision-making.
Ex: The most natural way out is to ask the enquirer: usually he will know, or at least will be able to put the librarian on the right track.
Ex: These metaphors point us in the right direction and set us off on a discussion of fiction as a symbolic structure that is to life what metaphors are to reality.
* encargado de orientar al lector = readers' adviser.
* orientarse = get + Posesivo + bearings.
* orientar un servicio hacia = target + service.

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orientar [A1 ]
vt
A
1 ‹antena/reflector› orientar algo HACIA/A algo:
oriente la antena al este or hacia el este position/turn the antenna (AmE) o (BrE) aerial to face east
orientó el avión hacia el sur he headed the plane south
2 ‹edificio›
decidieron orientarlo hacia el sur they decided to build it facing south
la casa está orientada al sur or hacia el sur the house faces south o is south-facing, the house has a southern aspect (frml)
3 (Náut) ‹velas› to trim
B
(encaminar): orientemos nuestros esfuerzos hacia la consecución de este objetivo let us direct our efforts toward the achievement of this goal
una política orientada a combatir la inflación a policy designed to fight inflation o directed at fighting inflation
C (guiar) ‹persona›
1 «faro/estrellas» to guide
2 «profesor/amigo» to advise
orientar a los jóvenes en la elección de una carrera to give young people guidance on their choice of a career
orientarse
v pron
A (ubicarse) to get one's bearings, orient oneself, orientate oneself (BrE); (no perderse) to find one's way around
los antiguos navegantes se orientaban por las estrellas in ancient times sailors steered by the stars
B
1
(girar): plantas que se orientan hacia el sol plantas that turn toward(s) the sun
2
(inclinarse): las tres hermanas se orientaron hacia las ciencias the three sisters went in for o opted for science
3 (caus) (informarse) to get information
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orientar (conjugate orientar) verbo transitivo
1
a)reflector/antenato position;

la casa está orientada al sur the house faces south (frml)

b) (Náut) ‹velasto trim

2 (encaminar) ‹esfuerzos/políticato direct
3persona
a) [faro/estrellas] to guide

b) (aconsejar) to advise;

(mostrar el camino):
una mujer nos orientó a woman told us the way

orientarse verbo pronominal (ubicarse) to get one's bearings, orient oneself;
orientarse por las estrellas (Náut) to steer by the stars

orientar verbo transitivo
1 (un objeto) to position: compraron un terreno orientado al norte, they bought a piece of land facing north
2 (a una persona) to advise, guide
3 (indicar camino) to give directions
4 (actitud, acción, etc, hacia un fin determinado) to direct, aim
una campaña publicitaria orientada hacia los jóvenes, an advertising campaign aimed at young people

'orientar' also found in these entries:
English:
orient
- orientate
- trim
- gear
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orientar
vt
1. [dar una posición] to direct;
hay que orientar el foco hacia abajo the spotlight needs to be pointed downwards;
orientó la popa hacia el este he pointed the stern eastwards;
mi ventana está orientada hacia el sur my window faces south o is south-facing
2. [indicar una dirección] to guide;
un lugareño les orientó a local pointed them in the right direction
3. [aconsejar] to give advice o guidance to;
necesito que me orienten sobre el mejor modelo I need some advice about the best model
4. [enfocar]
orientar hacia to direct towards o at;
orientaron las medidas a reducir la inflación the measures were aimed at reducing inflation;
orientó sus investigaciones hacia la biogenética he focused his research on biogenetics
See also the pronominal verb orientarse
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orientar
v/t
1 (aconsejar) advise
2
:
orientar algo hacia algo turn sth toward sth
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orientar vt
1) : to orient, to position
2) : to guide, to direct
See also the reflexive verb orientarse
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orientar vb
1. (telescopio, antena) to point
2. (guiar a una persona) to direct / to guide
3. (aconsejar a una persona) to advise

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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