disorient vs disorientate what difference

what is difference between disorient and disorientate

English

Etymology

From French désorienter

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈɔːɹi.ənt/

Verb

disorient (third-person singular simple present disorients, present participle disorienting, simple past and past participle disoriented)

  1. To cause to lose orientation or direction.
  2. To confuse or befuddle.

Alternative forms

  • disorientate

Translations

Anagrams

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English

Etymology

Back-formation from disorientation.

Verb

disorientate (third-person singular simple present disorientates, present participle disorientating, simple past and past participle disorientated)

  1. Alternative form of disorient
    • 1941, Frederic William Eggleston, Search for a Social Philosophy, p254
      Ideas often disorientate a system which has been formed on a particular pattern and make it inapplicable; so ideas may lead to the readjustment of groups and sometimes of political boundaries.

Related terms

  • disorientation

Translations


Italian

Verb

disorientate

  1. inflection of disorientare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of disorientato

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