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direct

 
Adjective direct has 11 senses
  1. direct - direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
    Antonyms:
    indirect, askance, askant, asquint, squint, squint-eyed, squinty, sidelong, devious, circuitous, roundabout, diversionary, meandering, rambling, wandering, winding
  2. direct - 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"
    Antonym:
    mediate (indirect, via immediate)
  3. direct - extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
    Antonyms:
    indirect, allusive, backhanded, circuitous, roundabout, circumlocutious, circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious, devious, oblique, digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling, hearsay, mealymouthed, mealy-mouthed, tortuous
  4. lineal, direct - in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
  5. direct - moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
    Antonym:
    retrograde
  6. direct - 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)"
    Antonyms:
    inverse, reciprocal
  7. direct - of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating; "direct current"
    Antonym:
    alternating
  8. direct - as an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"
    Antonym:
    secondary (indirect, via primary)
  9. direct, verbatim - in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"
    Antonym: inexact (indirect, via exact)
  10. direct - 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"
    Antonym:
    undemocratic (indirect, via democratic)
  11. direct - exact; "the direct opposite"
    Antonym:
    relative (indirect, via absolute)
Adverbial direct has 1 sense
  1. directly, straight, direct - without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
Verb direct has 13 senses
  1. direct - command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
    --1 is one way to
    order, tell, enjoin, say
    Derived form: noun directive1
    Sample sentence:
    They direct him to write the letter
  2. target, aim, place, direct, point - 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"
    --2 is one way to aim, take, train, take aim, direct
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. direct - guide the actors in (plays and films)
    --3 is one way to
    make, create
    Derived form: noun director3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue direct the movie
  4. direct - be in charge of
    --4 is one way to
    manage, deal, care, handle
    Derived form: noun director1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. send, direct - 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"
    --6 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  7. aim, take, train, take aim, direct - 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"
    --7 is one way to position
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. conduct, lead, direct - lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
    --8 is one way to perform, execute, do
    Derived form: noun director4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. direct - give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"
    --9 is one way to
    instruct, apprise, apprize
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  10. calculate, aim, direct - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    --10 is one way to intend, destine, designate, specify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    --11 is one way to control, command
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  12. address, direct - put an address on (an envelope, for example)
    --12 is one way to label
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  13. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
    --13 is one way to plan
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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