- Command with authority.
- usage: "He directed the children to do their homework"
- Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.
- usage: "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
- Guide the actors in (plays and films. )
- Be in charge of.
- Take somebody somewhere.
- usage: "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance"; "He conducted us to the palace"
- Cause to go somewhere.
- usage: "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
- synonyms: send
- Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards.
- usage: "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"
- Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
- usage: "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
- Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction.
- usage: "I directed them towards the town hall"
- Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
- Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.
- Put an address on (an envelope.
- synonyms: address
- Plan and direct (a complex undertaking. )
- usage: "he masterminded the robbery"
- Direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.
- usage: "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
- Having no intervening persons, agents, conditions.
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: unmediated
- Straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action.
- usage: "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
- In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.
- usage: "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
- synonyms: lineal
- Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or-for planets-around the sun in the same direction as the Earth.
- Similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity)
- usage: "a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases. "
- Of a current. ( flowing in one direction only)
- usage: "direct current"
- Being an immediate result or consequence.
- usage: "a direct result of the accident"
- In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker.
- usage: "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"
- synonyms: verbatim
- Lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact.
- usage: "the direct opposite"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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