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direct - Dictionary definition and meaning for word direct

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(verb) command with authority
Example Sentence
  • He directed the children to do their homework

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(verb) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Synonyms : aim , place , point , target
Example Sentence
  • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
  • criticism directed at her superior
  • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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(verb) guide the actors in (plays and films)
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(verb) be in charge of
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(verb) take somebody somewhere
Synonyms : conduct , guide , lead , take
Example Sentence
  • We lead him to our chief
  • can you take me to the main entrance?
  • He conducted us to the palace

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(verb) cause to go somewhere
Synonyms : send
Example Sentence
  • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
  • She sent her children to camp
  • He directed all his energies into his dissertation

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(verb) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
Synonyms : aim , take , take aim , train
Example Sentence
  • 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

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(verb) lead, as in the performance of a composition
Synonyms : conduct , lead
Example Sentence
  • conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

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(verb) give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
Example Sentence
  • I directed them towards the town hall

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(verb) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonyms : aim , calculate

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(verb) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
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(verb) put an address on (an envelope)
Synonyms : address

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(verb) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
Example Sentence
  • he masterminded the robbery

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(adj) direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
Example Sentence
  • a direct route
  • a direct flight
  • a direct hit

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(adj) having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
Synonyms : unmediated
Example Sentence
  • 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

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(adj) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
Example Sentence
  • a direct question
  • a direct response
  • a direct approach

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(adj) in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
Synonyms : lineal
Example Sentence
  • lineal ancestors
  • lineal heirs
  • a direct descendant of the king
  • direct heredity

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(adj) moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
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(adj) similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
Example Sentence
  • a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)

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(adj) (of a current) flowing in one direction only
Example Sentence
  • direct current

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(adj) being an immediate result or consequence
Example Sentence
  • a direct result of the accident

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(adj) in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
Synonyms : verbatim
Example Sentence
  • a direct quotation
  • repeated their dialog verbatim

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(adj) lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
Example Sentence
  • the direct opposite

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(adv) without deviation
Synonyms : directly , straight
Example Sentence
  • the path leads directly to the lake
  • went direct to the office

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