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synonym (synonym of direct)

  • (verb.competition)
    intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.social)
    be in charge of (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    take somebody somewhere (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    cause to go somewhere (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    lead, as in the performance of a composition (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    put an address on (an envelope) (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    plan and direct (a complex undertaking) (verb.cognition)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having no intervening persons, agents, conditions (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker (adj.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    without deviation (adv.all)
     

antonym (antonym of direct)

  • (adj.all)
    (of a current) reversing direction (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    descended from a common ancestor but through different lines (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity (adj.all)
     

also (also)

  • cause to go somewhere (verb.motion)
    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    stop associating with (verb.social)
     
  • direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short (adj.all)
    having no deviations (adj.all)
     
  • in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child (adj.all)
    connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage (adj.all)
     
  • straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action (adj.all)
    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent (adj.all)
     

similar (similar with direct)

  • being an immediate result or consequence (adj.all)
    of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary (adj.all)
     
  • direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short (adj.all)
    (of e.g. journeys or deliveries) direct from point of origin to point of destination (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (of a journey especially a flight) occurring without stops (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    close enough to go straight to the target (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    pointed directly ahead (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    going directly ahead from one point to another without veering or turning aside (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes (adj.all)
     
  • having no intervening persons, agents, conditions (adj.all)
    having no intervening medium (adj.all)
     
  • in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child (adj.all)
    based on or tracing descent through the female line (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    based on or tracing descent through the male line (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only (adj.all)
     
  • in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker (adj.all)
    marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact (adj.all)
     
  • lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact (adj.all)
    perfect or complete or pure (adj.all)
     
  • straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action (adj.all)
    bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    disagreeably direct and precise (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    without reservation (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    forthright and honest (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not tolerating irrelevancies (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    free from any effort to soften to disguise (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    without evasion or compromise (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    frank and honest (adj.all)
     

hypernym (direct IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • be in charge of (verb.social)
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of (verb.social)
     
  • cause to go somewhere (verb.motion)
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense (verb.motion)
     
  • command with authority (verb.communication)
    give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority (verb.communication)
     
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (verb.motion)
    exercise authoritative control or power over (verb.social)
     
  • give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction (verb.communication)
    make aware of (verb.communication)
     
  • guide the actors in (plays and films) (verb.creation)
    make or cause to be or to become (verb.creation)
     
  • intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (verb.competition)
    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards (verb.competition)
     
  • lead, as in the performance of a composition (verb.creation)
    carry out or perform an action (verb.creation)
     
  • plan and direct (a complex undertaking) (verb.cognition)
    make plans for something (verb.cognition)
     
  • point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards (verb.competition)
    cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation (verb.motion)
     
  • put an address on (an envelope) (verb.communication)
    assign a label to; designate with a label (verb.communication)
     
  • specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public (verb.cognition)
    design or destine (verb.cognition)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF direct relation)

  • be in charge of (verb.social)
    organize or be responsible for (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.social)
    be a guiding or motivating force or drive (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    be in charge of (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    direct the taking of (verb.social)
     
  • cause to go somewhere (verb.motion)
    put or send forth (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    send via a specific route (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    channel into a new direction (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    cause air to go in, on, or through (verb.motion)
     
  • command with authority (verb.communication)
    printing: direct that a matter marked for omission or correction is to be retained (used in the imperative) (verb.communication)
     
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (verb.motion)
    maneuver into a dock (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    cause to sheer (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    steer a vehicle to the side of the road (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    be at or take the helm of (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    direct carefully and safely (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    steer away from shore, of ships (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    turn to the right, of helms or rudders (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    direct the flow of (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    maneuver a vehicle into a parking space (verb.motion)
     
  • give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction (verb.communication)
    direct and control (the flight of an airplane during landing) via radio (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    indicate the right path or direction (verb.communication)
     
  • guide the actors in (plays and films) (verb.creation)
    direct for the stage (verb.creation)
     
  • intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (verb.competition)
    direct a question at someone (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids (verb.competition)
     
  • plan and direct (a complex undertaking) (verb.cognition)
    plan and oversee the development and details of (verb.cognition)
     
  • point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards (verb.competition)
    intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    aim with a gun (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    aim, point, or direct (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    direct at someone (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    direct into a position for use (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    aim at (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.perception)
    take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device) (verb.perception)
     
  • put an address on (an envelope) (verb.communication)
    put a wrong address on (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    address a legal document to (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    put a new address on (an envelope), as for forwarding (verb.communication)
     
  • take somebody somewhere (verb.motion)
    guide with a beacon (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    guide or conduct or usher somewhere (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums (verb.motion)
     

cause (cause to relations of direct)

  • be in charge of (verb.social)
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) (verb.social)
     

attribute (direct is an attribute of ....)

  • direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short (adj.all)
    trueness of course toward a goal (noun.attribute)
     

verb group (direct is verb group of ....)

  • lead, as in the performance of a composition (verb.creation)
    lead musicians in the performance of (verb.creation)
     

pertainym (of or pertaining to (meaning relating to))

  • without deviation (adv.all)
    direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having no deviations (adj.all)
     

derivation (.... is derived from direct)

  • be in charge of (verb.social)
    someone who controls resources and expenditures (noun.person)
     
  • being an immediate result or consequence (adj.all)
    trueness of course toward a goal (noun.attribute)
     
  • cause to go somewhere (verb.motion)
    the act of causing something to go (especially messages) (noun.act)
     
  • command with authority (verb.communication)
    a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity (noun.communication)
     
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (verb.motion)
    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of steering a ship (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    management through specified channels of communication (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of guiding or showing the way (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.event)
    forward movement (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the front of a military formation or procession (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.location)
    the part in the front or nearest the viewer (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.location)
    the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who shows the way by leading or advising (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    the person who steers a ship (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person skilled in maneuvering (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone employed to conduct others (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of maneuvering or changing position (adj.all)
     
  • guide the actors in (plays and films) (verb.creation)
    someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show (noun.person)
     
  • in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child (adj.all)
    the descendants of one individual (noun.group)
     
  • intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (verb.competition)
    the action of directing something at an object (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.location)
    a point located with respect to surface features of some region (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence (noun.person)
     
  • lead, as in the performance of a composition (verb.creation)
    the direction of an orchestra or choir (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead') (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    the person who leads a musical group (noun.person)
     
  • plan and direct (a complex undertaking) (verb.cognition)
    the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an arrangement of events that attempts to achieve a maximum effect (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who enlists workers to join a union (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who creates new things (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on (adj.all)
     
  • put an address on (an envelope) (verb.communication)
    written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.location)
    the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.person)
    one to whom something is addressed (noun.person)
     
  • straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action (adj.all)
    the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech (noun.attribute)
     
  • take somebody somewhere (verb.motion)
    a person who rules or guides or inspires others (noun.person)
     

domain category (direct is domain category of ....)

  • (of a current) flowing in one direction only (adj.all)
    a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons (noun.phenomenon)
     
  • guide the actors in (plays and films) (verb.creation)
    arts or skills that require public performance (noun.cognition)
     
  • lead, as in the performance of a composition (verb.creation)
    musical activity (singing or whistling etc.) (noun.act)
     
  • moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth (adj.all)
    the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole (noun.cognition)
     
  • similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity (adj.all)
    a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement (noun.cognition)
     
synonym antonym also similar hypernym hyponym cause aim place head lead conduct guide indirect alternating inverse retrograde collateral can dismiss drop send away straight honest absolute door-to-door nonstop point-blank straightforward plan designate enjoin order apprise apprize choreograph stet talk down point the way misaddress misdirect act move

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