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    direct - Dictionary definition and meaning for word direct

    Definition
    (verb) command with authority
    Example Sentence
    • He directed the children to do their homework
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) guide the actors in (plays and films) Definition
    (verb) be in charge of Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) lead, as in the performance of a composition
    Synonyms : conduct , lead
    Example Sentence
    • conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years
    Definition
    (verb) give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
    Example Sentence
    • I directed them towards the town hall
    Definition
    (verb) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    Synonyms : aim , calculate
    Definition
    (verb) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling Definition
    (verb) put an address on (an envelope)
    Synonyms : address
    Definition
    (verb) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
    Example Sentence
    • he masterminded the robbery
    Definition
    (adj) direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
    Example Sentence
    • a direct route
    • a direct flight
    • a direct hit
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
    Example Sentence
    • a direct question
    • a direct response
    • a direct approach
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth Definition
    (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)
    Definition
    (adj) (of a current) flowing in one direction only
    Example Sentence
    • direct current
    Definition
    (adj) being an immediate result or consequence
    Example Sentence
    • a direct result of the accident
    Definition
    (adj) in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
    Synonyms : verbatim
    Example Sentence
    • a direct quotation
    • repeated their dialog verbatim
    Definition
    (adj) lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
    Example Sentence
    • the direct opposite
    Definition
    (adv) without deviation
    Synonyms : directly , straight
    Example Sentence
    • the path leads directly to the lake
    • went direct to the office
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