orient oneself

idiom

: to find out where one is
The hikers stopped to orient themselves by looking at their map.

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Recent Examples on the Web Or maybe twenty years is enough time to orient oneself to the band’s unique cosmology. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022

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“Orient oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orient%20oneself. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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