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reorient

[ree-awr-ee-ent, -ohr-] /riˈɔr iˌɛnt, -ˈoʊr-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to orient again or anew.
adjective
2.
Rare. rising anew.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; re- + orient
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Examples from the web for reorient
  • Instead, it was a call for me to reorient my perception.
  • We must reorient the public discourse about higher education.
  • Calcium bursts on one side of a growing cell, for instance, caused the cell to reorient itself and set forth in another direction.
  • We have got to basically reorient our economy toward the future.
  • Right now it might be that high, because the market is still trying to reorient itself.
  • Many of these countries need to reorient their economies from exports to domestic demand.
  • These regimes wanted to completely reorient the relation between material life, the individual, and the state.
  • The approach also could reorient a satellite in space.
  • The question that has plagued plant scientists is how these cells reorient in order to flow around the wound.
British Dictionary definitions for reorient

reorient

/riːˈɔːrɪənt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to adjust or align (something) in a new or different way
Derived Forms
reorientation, noun
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Word Origin and History for reorient
v.

also re-orient, 1897 (transitive), 1937 (intransitive), from re- "back, again" + orient (v.). Related: Reoriented; reorienting. Alternative reorientate also is recorded from 1913.

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