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Synonyms for (verb) direct

Synonyms: direct, mastermind, orchestrate, organise, organize, engineer Definition: plan and direct (a complex undertaking) Usage: he masterminded the robbery

Similar words: plan Definition: make plans for something Usage: He is planning a trip with his family

Synonyms: calculate, direct, aim Definition: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Similar words: intend, designate, destine, specify Definition: design or destine Usage: She was intended to become the director

Synonyms: direct Definition: command with authority Usage: He directed the children to do their homework

Similar words: enjoin, say, order, tell Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority Usage: I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed

Synonyms: direct Definition: give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction Usage: I directed them towards the town hall

Similar words: apprise, apprize, instruct Definition: make aware of Usage: Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?

Synonyms: direct, address Definition: put an address on (an envelope)

Similar words: label Definition: assign a label to; designate with a label Usage: These students were labelled `learning disabled'

Synonyms: target, direct, aim, point, place Definition: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal Usage: He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face; criticism directed at her superior; direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Similar words: aim, direct, take, take aim, train Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards Usage: 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

Synonyms: aim, direct, take, take aim, train Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards Usage: 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

Similar words: position Definition: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

Synonyms: direct Definition: guide the actors in (plays and films)

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: direct, conduct, lead Definition: lead, as in the performance of a composition Usage: conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

Similar words: do, perform, execute Definition: carry out or perform an action Usage: John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters; the skater executed a triple pirouette; she did a little dance

Synonyms: direct, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, channelise, channelize, guide, head Definition: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Similar words: command, control Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces

Synonyms: send, direct Definition: cause to go somewhere Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: direct Definition: be in charge of

Similar words: deal, handle, manage, care Definition: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of Usage: I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Synonyms for (adjective) direct

Synonyms: direct Definition: lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact Usage: the direct opposite

Similar words: absolute Definition: perfect or complete or pure Usage: absolute loyalty; absolute silence; absolute truth; absolute alcohol

Synonyms: direct Definition: direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short Usage: a direct route; a direct flight; a direct hit

Similar words: door-to-door Definition: (of e.g. journeys or deliveries) direct from point of origin to point of destination Usage: the limousine offers door-to-door service

Similar words: nonstop Definition: (of a journey especially a flight) occurring without stops Usage: a nonstop flight to Atlanta

Similar words: point-blank Definition: close enough to go straight to the target Usage: point-blank range; a point-blank shot

Similar words: straightforward Definition: pointed directly ahead Usage: a straightforward gaze

Similar words: undeviating, unswerving Definition: going directly ahead from one point to another without veering or turning aside Usage: some people see evolution as an undeviating upward march from simple organisms to the very complex; a straight and narrow tree-lined road unswerving across the lowlands

Similar words: through Definition: (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes Usage: a through street; a through bus; through traffic

Synonyms: direct Definition: straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action Usage: a direct question; a direct response; a direct approach

Similar words: bluff Definition: bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured Usage: a bluff but pleasant manner; a bluff and rugged natural leader

Similar words: blunt, candid, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder, outspoken, forthright, frank, free-spoken Definition: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion Usage: blunt talking and straight shooting; a blunt New England farmer; I gave them my candid opinion; forthright criticism; a forthright approach to the problem; tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank; it is possible to be outspoken without being rude; plainspoken and to the point; a point-blank accusation

Similar words: brutal Definition: disagreeably direct and precise Usage: he spoke with brutal honesty

Similar words: flat-footed Definition: without reservation Usage: a flat-footed refusal

Similar words: man-to-man Definition: forthright and honest Usage: had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life

Similar words: no-nonsense Definition: not tolerating irrelevancies Usage: the no-nonsense tones of a stern parent

Similar words: unvarnished, plain Definition: free from any effort to soften to disguise Usage: the plain and unvarnished truth; the unvarnished candor of old people and children

Similar words: pointed Definition: direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant Usage: a pointed critique; a pointed allusion to what was going on; another pointed look in their direction

Similar words: square, straight, straightforward Definition: without evasion or compromise Usage: a square contradiction; he is not being as straightforward as it appears

Similar words: upfront Definition: frank and honest Usage: he was upfront about his intentions

Synonyms: direct, unmediated Definition: having no intervening persons, agents, conditions Usage: 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

Similar words: immediate Definition: having no intervening medium Usage: an immediate influence

Synonyms: direct, verbatim Definition: in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker Usage: a direct quotation; repeated their dialog verbatim

Similar words: exact Definition: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact Usage: an exact mind; an exact copy; hit the exact center of the target

Synonyms: direct, lineal Definition: in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child Usage: lineal ancestors; lineal heirs; a direct descendant of the king; direct heredity

Similar words: matrilineal, matrilinear Definition: based on or tracing descent through the female line Usage: matrilineal inheritance

Similar words: patrilineal, patrilinear Definition: based on or tracing descent through the male line Usage: a patrilineal society

Similar words: unilateral Definition: tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only

Synonyms: direct Definition: being an immediate result or consequence Usage: a direct result of the accident

Similar words: primary Definition: of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary Usage: primary goals; a primary effect; primary sources; a primary interest