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