direct
verb.
command with authority
He directed the children to do their homework
verb.
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
Synonym: target, point, place, aim
verb.
guide the actors in (plays and films)
verb.
be in charge of
verb.
take somebody somewhere
We lead him to our chief|can you take me to the main entrance?|He conducted us to the palace
Synonym: take, lead, guide, conduct
verb.
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
Synonym: send
verb.
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
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
Synonym: aim, take, take aim, train
verb.
lead, as in the performance of a composition
conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years
Synonym: lead, conduct
verb.
give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
I directed them towards the town hall
verb.
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonym: calculate, aim
verb.
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
verb.
put an address on (an envelope)
Synonym: address
verb.
plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
he masterminded the robbery
adj.
direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
a direct route|a direct flight|a direct hit
adj.
straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
a direct question|a direct response|a direct approach
adj.
in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
lineal ancestors|lineal heirs|a direct descendant of the king|direct heredity
Synonym: lineal
adj.
moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
adj.
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)
adj.
(of a current) flowing in one direction only
direct current
adv.
without deviation
the path leads directly to the lake|went direct to the office
Synonym: directly, straight
adj.
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
Synonym: unmediated
adj.
being an immediate result or consequence
a direct result of the accident
adj.
in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
a direct quotation|repeated their dialog verbatim
Synonym: verbatim
adj.
lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
the direct opposite