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orient

US [ˈɔriˌent]
UK [ˈɔːriənt]
  • n.东方;远东;亚洲;东洋
  • v.适应;使朝向;使面对;确定方向
  • adj.〈诗〉东方的;东洋的;(太阳等)上升的;新生的
  • Web东方表;使适应;定向
Simple Present:orients  Present Participle:orienting  Past Tense:oriented  
orient
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v.
1.
[usupass]
~ sb/sth (to/towards sb/sth)
使朝向;使面对;确定方向;使适应to direct sb/sth towards sth; to make or adapt sb/sth for a particular purpose
Our students are oriented towards science subjects.
我们教的学生都是理科方向的。
policies oriented to the needs of working mothers
针对在职母亲的需要而制定的政策
We run a commercially oriented operation.
我们经营一个商业性的企业。
profit-orientated organizations
以赢利为目的的机构
Neither of them is politically oriented(= interested in politics) .
他们两人都无意涉足政治。
2.
~ yourself
确定方位;认识方向to find your position in relation to your surroundings
The mountaineers found it hard to orient themselves in the fog.
登山者在大雾中很难辨认方向。
3.
~ yourself
熟悉;适应to make yourself familiar with a new situation
It took him some time to orient himself in his new school.
他经过了一段时间才熟悉新学校的环境。

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