Direct - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dəˈrekt|  American pronunciation of the word direct
Brit.  |dɪˈrekt|  British pronunciation of the word direct
- command with authority
- intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (syn: aim, place, point, target)
- guide the actors in (plays and films)
- be in charge of
- take somebody somewhere (syn: conduct, guide, lead, take)
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- having no intervening persons, agents, conditions (syn: unmediated)
- being an immediate result or consequence
- in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker (syn: verbatim)
- lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
- without deviation (syn: directly, straight)


Be sure that the water nozzle is directed downward.

The sloping ground helps direct water away from the home.

Let me direct your attention to the book's second chapter.

We were asked to direct our thoughts and prayers to the people who survived the disaster.

The students directed their efforts toward improving their community.

A lot of the criticism has been directed toward the concert's organizers.

He is responsible for directing the activities of the sales team.

In my current position, I direct a staff of over 200 employees.

We need someone to direct traffic.

I found a more direct route to the city.

That way is more direct.

Keep these plants out of direct sunlight.

The coastline was exposed to the direct force of the hurricane.

The weather had a direct effect on our plans.

There's a direct connection between the two events.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: direct
he/she/it: directs
present participle: directing
past tense: directed
past participle: directed
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