Dictionary Results for directing

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"

Synonym(s): send

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

Hypernym(s): position

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)

Synonym(s): address

Hypernym(s): label

13. direct - verb

· plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"

Synonym(s): mastermind, engineer, organize, organise, orchestrate

Hypernym(s): plan

14. directing - adjective

· showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress"

Synonym(s): directional, directive, guiding

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