mis·​ori·​ent ˌmis-ˈȯr-ē-ˌent How to pronounce misorient (audio)
misoriented; misorienting

transitive verb

: to orient (someone or something) improperly or incorrectly
… brain damage may sometimes cause patients to misorient the letters or figures they form with their preferred hand.Lebrun Yvan et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misorient was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Misorient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misorient. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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