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  1. [adverb] without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
    Synonyms: ly, straight

  2. [verb] command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"

  3. [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"
    Synonyms: target, aim, place, point

  4. [verb] guide the actors in (plays and films)

  5. [verb] be in charge of

  6. [verb] take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
    Synonyms: lead, take, conduct, guide

  7. [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"
    Synonyms: send

  8. [verb] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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"
    Synonyms: aim, take, train, take aim

  9. [verb] lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
    Synonyms: conduct, lead

  10. [verb] give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"

  11. [verb] specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    Synonyms: calculate, aim

  12. [verb] direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    Synonyms: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise

  13. [verb] put an address on (an envelope, for example)
    Synonyms: address

  14. [verb] plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
    Synonyms: mastermind, engineer, organize, organise, orchestrate

  15. [adjective] direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"

  16. [adjective] immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening; "in direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"

  17. [adjective] extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"

  18. [adjective] in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
    Synonyms: lineal

  19. [adjective] moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or

  20. [adjective] 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)"

  21. [adjective] of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating; "direct current"

  22. [adjective] as an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"

  23. [adjective] in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"
    Synonyms: verbatim

  24. [adjective] effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives; "many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"

  25. [adjective] exact; "the direct opposite"


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