Although it is standard in British
English “orientate” is widely considered an error in the US, with simple
“orient” being preferred.
The same pattern applies to “disorientate” vs. “disorient.”
is the ten-year anniversary of the Common Errors in English Usage
calendar. To celebrate, we are bringing back some of our favorite
interesting, funny, but sometimes merely silly entries through the years
before going on hiatus in 2016.
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