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'direct' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'direct'
1. direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
a direct route
a direct flight
a direct hit
2. having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
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
3. extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action
a direct question
a direct response
a direct approach
4. in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
a direct descendant of the king
direct heredity
5. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
6. 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)
7. (of a current) flowing in one direction only
direct current
8. being an immediate result or consequence
a direct result of the accident
9. in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
a direct quotation
10. lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
the direct opposite

'direct' - used as a adverb
11. without deviation
went direct to the office

'direct' - used as a verb
12. command with authority
He directed the children to do their homework
13. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
criticism directed at her superior
direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
14. guide the actors in (plays and films)
15. be in charge of
16. take somebody somewhere
17. cause to go somewhere
He directed all his energies into his dissertation
18. aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
19. lead, as in the performance of a composition
20. give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
I directed them towards the town hall
21. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
22. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
23. put an address on (an envelope)
24. plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

derived forms
1. Direct / Past
2. Direct / Third Person
3. Direct / Present Participle
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See also
  • indirect
  • retrograde
  • inverse
  • alternating
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