Synonyms for direct

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : dih-rekt, dahy-
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈrɛkt, daɪ-

Top 10 synonyms for direct Other synonyms for the word direct

Définition of direct

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to write (to someone), to address," from Latin directus "straight," past participle of dirigere "set straight," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + regere "to guide" (see regal). Cf. dress; address.
  • Meaning "to govern, regulate" is from c.1500; "to order, ordain" is from 1650s. Sense of "to write the destination on the outside of a letter" is from 16c. Of plays, films, etc., from 1913. Related: Directed; directing.
  • adj honest
  • adj undeviating; uninterrupted
  • adj face-to-face; next to
  • verb manage, oversee
  • verb give instructions; teach
  • verb point in a direction; guide
  • verb send, usually by mail system
  • verb put all of efforts toward
Example sentences :
  • Tell her, that she must direct herself to her brother for any favour she has to ask.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I prayed for forgiveness, and asked God to direct and protect me.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • Prayerfully I considered my situation and asked God's help to direct me.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • It was filled, not with direct complaints, but a general grumble.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • He had none of the direct, passionate, conscienceless resolution of Laertes.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • Perhaps more may be done by contrast than by direct description.
  • Extract from : « The Old Apple Dealer (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • So far I have not balked at anything but he has had the consideration not to direct me to the mountains.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • She could be direct enough in her statements when what she said was going to hurt a fellow.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • This is so broad, however, that it may not make a direct and vivid impression.
  • Extract from : « Understanding the Scriptures » by Francis McConnell
  • These blades are joined at the engine shaft, in a direct line.
  • Extract from : « Flying Machines » by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

Antonyms for direct

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