Dictionary Results for direct|
1. direct - verb
· command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
Hypernym(s): order, tell, enjoin, say
2. direct - 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"
Synonym(s): target, aim, place, point
Hypernym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim, direct
3. direct - verb
· guide the actors in (plays and films)
Hypernym(s): make, create
4. direct - verb
· be in charge of
Hypernym(s): manage, deal, care, handle
5. direct - verb
· take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
Synonym(s): lead, take, conduct, guide
6. 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"
Hypernym(s): move, displace
7. 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"
Synonym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim
8. direct - verb
· lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
Synonym(s): conduct, lead
Hypernym(s): perform, execute, do
9. direct - verb
· give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"
Hypernym(s): instruct, apprise, apprize
10. direct - verb
· specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonym(s): calculate, aim
Hypernym(s): intend, destine, designate, specify
11. direct - verb
· direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Synonym(s): steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
Hypernym(s): control, command
12. direct - verb
· put an address on (an envelope)
13. direct - verb
· plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
Synonym(s): mastermind, engineer, organize, organise, orchestrate
14. direct - adjective
· direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
15. direct - adjective
· 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"
16. direct - adjective
· straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
17. direct - adjective
· in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
18. direct - adjective
· moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
19. direct - 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)"
20. direct - adjective
· (of a current) flowing in one direction only; "direct current"
21. direct - adjective
· being an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"
22. direct - adjective
· in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"
23. direct - adjective
· lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite"
24. direct - adverb
· without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
Synonym(s): directly, straight
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