French base orienter

Dictionary entry: orienter

Kelly B

USA English
In this specific context, les réseaux sociaux peuvent orienter les avis et positionnements politiques, shape is better than orient/position/guide, I think, although the metaphor behind it is very different. Worth adding? not sure, for my part, but I'd have found it useful. :)
  • DrD

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Yes, I think so. But it wouldn't work with the current sentence for what seems the closest sense (about guiding students). I'm going to pass this over to @Lacuzon and see if he thinks it's worth breaking this down into two senses. If not, then a sentence like yours would be really useful, so I could at least try to show the difference in English. In the meantime, I'm adding 'direct', which is perhaps closer to being a fit for either.