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Meanings for direct

to cause someone or something to move in a specific way or direction

direct(adj)

direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short

"a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"

direct, unmediated(adj)

having no intervening persons, agents, conditions

"in direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"; "direct vote"

direct(adj)

straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

"a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"

lineal, direct(adj)

in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child

"lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"

direct(adj)

moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth

direct(adj)

similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity

"a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"

direct(adj)

(of a current) flowing in one direction only

"direct current"

direct(adj)

being an immediate result or consequence

"a direct result of the accident"

direct, verbatim(adj)

in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker

"a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"

direct(verb)

lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact

"the direct opposite"

direct(verb)

command with authority

"He directed the children to do their homework"

target, aim, place, direct, point(verb)

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

direct(verb)

guide the actors in (plays and films)

direct(verb)

be in charge of

lead, take, direct, conduct, guide(verb)

take somebody somewhere

"We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

send, direct(verb)

cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

aim, take, train, take aim, direct(verb)

point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

conduct, lead, direct(verb)

lead, as in the performance of a composition

"conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

direct(verb)

give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction

"I directed them towards the town hall"

calculate, aim, direct(verb)

specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise(verb)

direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

address, direct(verb)

put an address on (an envelope)

mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate(adverb)

plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

"he masterminded the robbery"

directly, straight, direct(adverb)

without deviation

"the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"

done or working without something else coming in between a zoologist whose works are based entirely on her direct observation of animals in the wild

the virus was the direct cause of the disease

free in expressing one's true feelings and opinions

our coach is very direct, never hesitating for a moment to tell a player whenever he isn't performing up to snuff

going straight to the point clearly and firmly

clear and direct instructions that left no room for misinterpretation

free from irregularities or digressions in course

this road provides the most direct route to your destination

in a direct line or course

flew direct to the coast

to cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway

the aqueduct directs the water into an artificial lake

to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority

our tour guide directed us to wait in front of the building until she could rejoin us

to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority

the caretaker directed that all of the windows be closed before we left

to look after and make decisions about

the music teacher directs both the student orchestra and the marching band

to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal

we quickly directed our attention toward the noise coming from the rear

to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front

the guide directed the tour through the museum with commendable efficiency and expertise

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Example Sentences of direct

I gave Tom a direct order, but he ignored it.

I want a direct answer.

May I direct your attention to this?

Can you direct me to the post office?

Can you direct me to the train station?

Can you direct me to the nearest subway station?

Tom took a direct flight to Boston.

This is a direct road to London.

Traffic lights are used to direct traffic.

Few men have direct access to the president.

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Synonyms for direct

lineal unmediated verbatim lead manoeuver engineer organize aim maneuver orchestrate place mastermind take aim guide channelize train head organise address take channelise target conduct calculate steer point send manoeuvre charge taper drive repoint rank get put localize range commit station sharpen signal designate come in betoken position grade purpose show lay purport aspire level identify propose luff shoot for draw a bead on post invest bespeak locate rate orient come out set order site pose localise indicate require chair read occupy subscribe to rent withdraw run top take on carry deal assume have hold choose learn fill transmit necessitate impart consume go hire result consider need study behave pick out guide on channel draw contract adopt film remove demand acquit conduce lease contribute take up strike use up select engage comport make claim get hold of exact take away pack call for take in bring submit convey deport shoot charter precede extend contain bear carry on subscribe involve acquire look at postulate accept moderate admit pass ingest leave ask ship beam get off mail send off transport broadcast institutionalise send out air institutionalize develop civilise prepare condition civilize rail discipline check trail coach cultivate educate groom school figure bet look work out estimate reckon compute depend count cypher forecast cipher account count on operate transfer head up plow come up to treat accost turn to call handle cover speak coordinate get up unionize form unionise machinate devise directly at once straightaway now like a shot straight off flat straight right away instantly immediately forthwith command control curb govern influence manage mold reign reign over restrain rule sway in a right line not crooked from father to son not collateral plain express categorical unambiguous not equivocal open sincere ingenuous frank outspoken in the order of the signs not retrograde cast turn regulate dispose instruct prescribe to give directions to put upon the right track superscribe immediate straightforward first hand live face to face forthright straight through jab indirect on line outright firsthand primary candid forthcoming foursquare free spoken freehearted honest openhearted out front plainspoken unguarded unreserved up front linear right dead due plumb plump straightway canalize funnel pipe siphon syphon adjure bid boss (around) enjoin tell decree dictate mandate ordain administer administrate keep overlook oversee preside (over) steward superintend supervise tend bend pinpoint marshal marshall pilot route usher

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Antonyms for direct

indirect secondhand dissembling uncandid unforthcoming circuitous indirect roundabout indirectly mind obey follow trail

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Direct in different languages

  • مستقيم, مباشرةArabic
  • упътвам насочвам непосредствен ръководя пряк управлявам Bulgarian
  • dirigir adreçar directe Catalan
  • přímý Czech
  • rette dirigere lede Danish
  • unmittelbar direkt German
  • άμμεσος Greek
  • rekta gvidi Esperanto
  • dirigir directo Spanish
  • مستقیم هدایت کردن اداره کردن Persian
  • tähdätä ohjata suora Finnish
  • direct French
  • deachtaigh Irish
  • ניהל, כיווןHebrew
  • सीधा Hindi
  • dirèk
  • directeInterlingua
  • direktarEsperanto
  • diretto Italian
  • 直接Japanese
  • directus Latin
  • horipūMaori
  • kierować Polish
  • direto directo Portuguese
  • direct Romanian
  • постоянный непосредственный управлять направлять прямой направить нацеливать нацелить Russian
  • drejtë Albanian
  • direkt leda styra omedelbar rikta Swedish
  • سیدھاUrdu

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