direct

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈrɛkt/, /daɪˈrɛkt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈrɛkt, daɪ-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(di rekt, dī-)



direct
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Sense: Adjective: without divergence
Synonyms:
straight , right , linear, in a straight line, undeviating, uninterrupted, unswerving, straight ahead, in a bee line, as the crow flies, straight as an arrow, nonstop, through , shortest
Antonyms:
zigzag, roundabout , crooked , zigzagging, meandering, winding , twisting, kinked, weaving
Sense: Adjective: without something in between
Synonyms:
firsthand, primary , immediate , hands-on , unmediated, close , personal , straight from the horse's mouth (informal)
Sense: Adjective: frank
Synonyms:
frank , straightforward , candid, honest , outspoken , open , plainspoken, plain-spoken, plain-speaking, plain speaking, forthright, transparent, straight-from-the-shoulder (informal)
Antonyms:
indirect, uncandid, reserved , roundabout , vague , unclear , obscure
Sense: Adjective: clear
Synonyms:
clear , specific , plain , obvious , distinct , categorical, explicit , to the point
Sense: Verb: show the way
Synonyms:
give directions, show , guide , lead , steer , take , send , show the way, usher , route , conduct , point sb in the direction of
Antonyms:
misdirect, follow , trail , tail , chase
Sense: Verb: aim
Synonyms:
aim , point , train , level , focus , fix , cast , target , take aim, shoot for
Antonyms:
avert , deflect, divert , detour
Sense: Verb: control or manage
Synonyms:
control , manage , take charge, run , preside, handle , oversee , command , regulate, govern, influence , take the helm, rule , head up, supervise, stage-manage, manipulate, be in charge, take command, take the reins, operate, conduct
Antonyms:
serve , be ruled, mismanage
Sense: Verb: teach
Synonyms:
teach , instruct , educate , school , inform, advise , tutor , guide
Antonyms:
learn , listen to, pay attention to
Sense: Verb: command
Synonyms:
command , order , instruct , give orders, give directions, charge , bid
Antonyms:
follow orders, obey, mind , comply with, countermand, rescind, cancel , revoke, reverse , retract
Sense: Verb: write directions on a letter or package
Synonyms:
address , label , send , mark , designate, inscribe
Sense: Verb: focus your efforts
Synonyms:
strive , focus , try , undertake , apply yourself, make
Antonyms:
ignore , neglect , abandon

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