misorient

verb mis·ori·ent \ ˌmis-ˈȯr-ē-ˌent \

Definition of misorient

misoriented; misorienting
: 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.

First Known Use of misorient

1949

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