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Verb disorient has 1 sense
  1. disorient, disorientate - cause to be lost or disoriented
    --1 is one way to confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
    Antonyms: orient, orientate
    Derived form: noun disorientation2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody

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Term: disorient


Disorient is a verb that refers to the act of causing someone to lose their sense of direction, position, or understanding.

Possible Senses:

  • Sense 1: To cause someone to lose their sense of direction or position
  • Sense 2: To confuse or bewilder someone, especially mentally
  • Sense 3: To make someone feel unfamiliar or out of place

Sample Sentences:

Sense 1:

  1. Going through the maze repeatedly will disorient the participants.
  2. After getting off the roller coaster, the intense spinning disoriented me for a few seconds.
  3. The sudden fog disoriented the hikers, making it difficult for them to find their way back.

Sense 2:

  1. The complex instructions completely disoriented the new recruits.
  2. Reading the confusing poem left me feeling disoriented and unable to grasp its meaning.
  3. Being bombarded with conflicting information can easily disorient someone.

Sense 3:

  1. The unfamiliar surroundings disoriented the traveler, making it hard for them to navigate the city streets.
  2. Moving to a new country can be disorienting as everything feels different and foreign.
  3. Entering the dimly lit room disoriented him, as he couldn't recognize anyone in the shadows.

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