Synonyms for direction

Synonyms for (noun) direction

Synonyms: steering, guidance, direction

Definition: the act of setting and holding a course

Usage: a new council was installed under the direction of the king

Similar words: control

Definition: the activity of managing or exerting control over something

Usage: the control of the mob by the police was admirable

Synonyms: direction, management

Definition: the act of managing something

Usage: he was given overall management of the program; is the direction of the economy a function of government?

Similar words: social control

Definition: control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

Synonyms: focal point, focus, focusing, focussing, direction, centering

Definition: the concentration of attention or energy on something

Usage: the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology; he had no direction in his life

Similar words: absorption, concentration, engrossment, immersion

Definition: complete attention; intense mental effort

Synonyms: direction

Definition: a general course along which something has a tendency to develop

Usage: I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts; his ideals determined the direction of his career; they proposed a new direction for the firm

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict

Synonyms: counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance

Definition: something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Similar words: subject matter, substance, message, content

Definition: what a communication that is about something is about

Synonyms: direction, instruction

Definition: a message describing how something is to be done

Usage: he gave directions faster than she could follow them

Similar words: subject matter, substance, message, content

Definition: what a communication that is about something is about

Synonyms: charge, commission, direction

Definition: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

Usage: the judge's charge to the jury

Similar words: command, bid, bidding, dictation

Definition: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

Synonyms: direction, way

Definition: a line leading to a place or point

Usage: he looked the other direction; didn't know the way home

Similar words: itinerary, path, route

Definition: an established line of travel or access

Synonyms: direction

Definition: the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

Usage: he checked the direction and velocity of the wind

Similar words: position, spatial relation

Definition: the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

Usage: the position of the hands on the clock; he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage

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