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 (dĭ-rĕkt′, dī-)
v. di·rect·ed, di·rect·ing, di·rects
a. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of: direct a government agency.
b. To supervise or oversee (an activity or process): direct the building of a new road. See Synonyms at conduct.
a. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal, performance, or production of a work.
b. To supervise the performance or production of: direct a play; direct a film.
3. To give an order to; command: directed the student to answer.
4. To show or indicate the way for: directed us to the airport.
a. To cause to move in a certain direction or toward a certain object; turn or point: directed the light toward the end of the hall.
b. To concentrate or focus (one's sight or attention, for example) on a particular object or activity. See Synonyms at aim.
a. To indicate the intended recipient on (a letter, for example).
b. To address or adapt (remarks, for example) to a specific person, audience, or purpose.
1. To give commands or directions.
2. To conduct a performance or rehearsal.
1. Proceeding without interruption in a straight course or line; not deviating or swerving: a direct route.
2. Straightforward and candid; not devious or ambiguous: a direct response.
3. Having no intervening persons, conditions, or agencies; immediate: direct contact; direct sunlight.
4. Effected by action of the voters, rather than through elected representatives or delegates: direct elections.
5. Being of unbroken descent; lineal: a direct descendant of the monarch.
6. Consisting of the exact words of the writer or speaker: a direct quotation; direct speech.
7. Lacking compromising or mitigating elements; absolute: direct opposites.
8. Mathematics Varying in the same manner as another quantity, especially increasing if another quantity increases or decreasing if it decreases.
9. Astronomy Designating west-to-east motion of a planet in the same direction as the sun's apparent annual movement with respect to the stars.
10. Sports Being a direct free kick.
Straight; directly.

[Middle English directen, from Latin dīrigere, dīrēct-, to give direction to : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + regere, to guide; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(dɪˈrɛkt; daɪ-)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to regulate, conduct, or control the affairs of
2. (also intr) to give commands or orders with authority to (a person or group): he directed them to go away.
3. to tell or show (someone) the way to a place
4. to aim, point, or cause to move towards a goal
5. (Communications & Information) to address (a letter, parcel, etc)
6. to address (remarks, words, etc): to direct comments at someone.
7. (Theatre) (also intr) to provide guidance to (actors, cameramen, etc) in the rehearsal of a play or the filming of a motion picture
8. (Film) (also intr) to provide guidance to (actors, cameramen, etc) in the rehearsal of a play or the filming of a motion picture
9. (Classical Music) (also intr)
a. to conduct (a piece of music or musicians), usually while performing oneself
b. another word (esp US) for conduct9
10. without delay or evasion; straightforward: a direct approach.
11. without turning aside; uninterrupted; shortest; straight: a direct route.
12. without intervening persons or agencies; immediate: a direct link.
13. honest; frank; candid: a direct answer.
14. (usually prenominal) precise; exact: a direct quotation.
15. diametrical: the direct opposite.
16. in an unbroken line of descent, as from father to son over succeeding generations: a direct descendant.
17. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of government, decisions, etc) by or from the electorate rather than through representatives
18. (Logic) logic maths (of a proof) progressing from the premises to the conclusion, rather than eliminating the possibility of the falsehood of the conclusion. Compare indirect proof
19. (Astronomy) astronomy moving from west to east on the celestial sphere. Compare retrograde4a
20. (General Physics)
a. of or relating to direct current
b. (of a secondary induced current) having the same direction as the primary current
21. (Music, other) music
a. (of motion) in the same direction. See motion9
b. (of an interval or chord) in root position; not inverted
directly; straight: he went direct to the office.
[C14: from Latin dīrectus; from dīrigere to guide, from dis- apart + regere to rule]
diˈrectness n
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(dɪˈrɛkt, daɪ-)

1. to manage or guide by advice, instruction, etc.
2. to regulate the course of; control.
3. to administer; manage; supervise: She directs the affairs of the estate.
4. to give authoritative instructions to; command; order or ordain: I directed him to leave the room.
5. to serve as a director in the production or performance of (a musical work, play, motion picture, etc.).
6. to tell or show (a person) the way to a place; guide.
7. to aim or send toward a place or object: to direct one's aim.
8. to channel or focus toward a given result, object, or end (often fol. by to or toward): She directed her energies toward the work.
9. to address (words, a speech, etc.) to a person or persons.
10. to address (a letter, package, etc.) to an intended recipient.
11. to act as a guide.
12. to give commands or orders.
13. to serve as the director of a play, film, orchestra, etc.
14. proceeding in a straight line or by the shortest course; straight; not oblique: a direct route.
15. proceeding in an unbroken line of descent.
16. without intermediary agents, conditions, etc.; immediate: direct contact.
17. straightforward; frank; candid.
18. absolute; exact: the direct opposite.
19. consisting exactly of the words orig. used: direct quotation.
20. Math.
a. (of a proportion) containing terms of which an increase or decrease in one results in an increase or decrease in another.
b. (of a function) being a function itself, in contrast to its inverse.
21. of or by action of voters, which takes effect without any intervening agency.
22. inevitable; consequential: a direct result.
23. allocated for or arising from a particular known agency: a direct cost.
24. of or pertaining to direct current.
a. moving in an orbit in the same direction as the earth in its revolution around the sun.
b. appearing to move on the celestial sphere in the direction of the natural order of the signs of the zodiac, from west to east. Compare retrograde (def. 4).
26. (of dye colors) substantive.
27. in a direct manner; directly; straight: Answer me direct.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dīrēctus, dērēctus (the latter probably the orig. form, later reanalyzed as dī- di-2), past participle of dērigere to align, straighten, guide (dē- de- + -rigere, comb. form of regere to guide, rule)]
di•rect′a•ble, adj.
di•rect′ness, n.
syn: direct, order, command mean to issue instructions. direct suggests also giving explanations or advice; the emphasis is on steps necessary to accomplish a purpose: He directed me to organize the files. order connotes a more personal relationship and instructions that leave no room for refusal: She ordered him out of the class. command suggests greater formality and a more fixed authority: The officer commanded the troops to advance.
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1. 'directly' and 'direct': giving, receiving, and communicating

If one thing or person interacts directly with another thing or person, there is nothing or nobody between them.

We deal directly with our suppliers.
Plants get their energy directly from the sun.
I shall be writing to you directly in the next few days.

Instead of saying that you receive something 'directly' from someone, you can say that you receive it direct from them.

Other money comes direct from industry.

Similarly, instead of saying that one person writes 'directly' to another, you can say that they write direct to them.

I should have written direct to the manager.
2. 'directly' and 'direct': movement

If you go directly to a place, you go there by the shortest possible route, without stopping anywhere else.

I spent a few days in New York, then went directly to my apartment in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

You can also say that someone goes direct to a place.

Why hadn't he gone direct to his office?

Be Careful!
If you can travel to a place by one plane, train, or bus, without changing to another plane, train, or bus, don't say that you can go there 'directly'. You say that you can go there direct.

You can't go to Manchester direct. You have to change trains at Birmingham.
3. 'directly': looking at something

If you look straight at a person or thing, you can say that you are looking directly at them.

She turned her head and looked directly at them.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'direct' with this meaning.

4. 'directly': position

If something is directly above, below, opposite, or in front of something else, it is exactly in that position.

The sun was almost directly overhead.
I took a seat directly opposite the governor.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'direct' with this meaning.

5. 'directly': saying when something happens

If something happens directly after something else, it happens immediately after it.

Directly after the meeting, a senior cabinet minister spoke to the BBC.

In British English (but not American English), directly is also used as a conjunction to say that one thing happens immediately after another.

Directly he heard the door close, he picked up the telephone.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'direct' with this meaning.

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Past participle: directed
Gerund: directing

I direct
you direct
he/she/it directs
we direct
you direct
they direct
I directed
you directed
he/she/it directed
we directed
you directed
they directed
Present Continuous
I am directing
you are directing
he/she/it is directing
we are directing
you are directing
they are directing
Present Perfect
I have directed
you have directed
he/she/it has directed
we have directed
you have directed
they have directed
Past Continuous
I was directing
you were directing
he/she/it was directing
we were directing
you were directing
they were directing
Past Perfect
I had directed
you had directed
he/she/it had directed
we had directed
you had directed
they had directed
I will direct
you will direct
he/she/it will direct
we will direct
you will direct
they will direct
Future Perfect
I will have directed
you will have directed
he/she/it will have directed
we will have directed
you will have directed
they will have directed
Future Continuous
I will be directing
you will be directing
he/she/it will be directing
we will be directing
you will be directing
they will be directing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been directing
you have been directing
he/she/it has been directing
we have been directing
you have been directing
they have been directing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been directing
you will have been directing
he/she/it will have been directing
we will have been directing
you will have been directing
they will have been directing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been directing
you had been directing
he/she/it had been directing
we had been directing
you had been directing
they had been directing
I would direct
you would direct
he/she/it would direct
we would direct
you would direct
they would direct
Past Conditional
I would have directed
you would have directed
he/she/it would have directed
we would have directed
you would have directed
they would have directed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
order, enjoin, tell, say - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
stet - printing: direct that a matter marked for omission or correction is to be retained (used in the imperative) - 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"
address - direct a question at someone
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - 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"
home in, range in, zero in - direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids - guide the actors in (plays and films)
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
stage direct - direct for the stage - be in charge of
hold, give, have, throw, make - organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
guide, steer - be a guiding or motivating force or drive; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
head, lead - be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
operate, run - direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
administer - direct the taking of; "administer an exam"; "administer an oath" - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
beacon - guide with a beacon
hand - guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
misguide, mislead, lead astray, misdirect - lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"
usher, show - take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" - 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"
cast, contrive, throw, project - put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
turn - channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
turn - to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
divert - send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
route - send via a specific route
refer - send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision; "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"
airt, redirect - channel into a new direction; "redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists"
blow - cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry" - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towardsdirect - 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"
target, direct, aim, place, point - 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"
draw a bead on - aim with a gun; "The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit"
hold - aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
turn - direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
swing - hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
point, level, charge - direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
level - aim at; "level criticism or charges at somebody"
position - cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
sight - take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device) - lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
conduct - lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces" - give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"
talk down - direct and control (the flight of an airplane during landing) via radio; "the control tower talked down the plane whose pilot fell ill"
point the way - indicate the right path or direction; "The sign pointed the way to London"
apprise, apprize, instruct - make aware of; "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?" - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
destine, intend, designate, specify - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director" - direct the coursedirect - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
dock - maneuver into a dock; "dock the ships"
sheer - cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"
pull over - steer a vehicle to the side of the road; "The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"
helm - be at or take the helm of; "helm the ship"
crab - direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
navigate - direct carefully and safely; "He navigated his way to the altar"
stand out - steer away from shore, of ships
starboard - turn to the right, of helms or rudders
conn - conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
navigate, pilot - act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
canalise, canalize, channel - direct the flow of; "channel information towards a broad audience"
tree, corner - force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
park - maneuver a vehicle into a parking space; "Park the car in front of the library"; "Can you park right here?"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces" - put an address on (an envelope)
misaddress, misdirect - put a wrong address on; "misdirect the letter"
instrument - address a legal document to
re-address - put a new address on (an envelope), as for forwarding
label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'" - plan and direct (a complex undertaking)direct - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
choreograph - plan and oversee the development and details of; "The meeting between the two Presidents had been carefully choreographed" - direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
straight - having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing" - 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"
immediate - having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence" - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
honest, honorable - not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow" - in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage - moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
retrograde - moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth - 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)"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
inverse - opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity ; "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)" - (of a current) flowing in one direction only; "direct current"
electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
alternating - (of a current) reversing direction; "alternating current" - being an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"
primary - of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest" - in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"
exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target" - lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite"
absolute - perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol" - without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
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1. quickest, shortest They took the direct route.
1. straight, through, unbroken, uninterrupted, straight-through, nonstop a direct flight from Glasgow
adjective straight indirect, circuitous
1. first-hand, personal, immediate He has direct experience of the process.
first-hand indirect
2. clear, specific, plain, absolute, distinct, definite, explicit, downright, point-blank, unequivocal, unqualified, unambiguous, categorical He denied there was a direct connection between the two cases.
clear indirect, ambiguous, circuitous
4. verbatim, exact, word-for-word, strict, accurate, faithful, letter-for-letter It was a direct quotation from his earlier speech.
1. non-stop, straight, without stopping You can fly there direct from Glasgow.
1. aim, point, turn, level, train, focus, fix, cast He directed the tiny beam of light at the roof.
2. guide, show, lead, conduct, steer, usher, point the way, point in the direction of A guard directed them to the right.
4. order, command, instruct, charge, demand, require, bid, enjoin, adjure They have been directed to give special attention to poverty.
5. address, send, mail, route, label, superscribe Please direct your letters to me at this address.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


1. To have charge of (the affairs of others):
2. To control the course of (an activity):
3. To exercise authority or influence over:
Idioms: be at the helm, be in the driver's seat, hold sway over, hold the reins.
4. To give orders to:
5. To devote (oneself or one's efforts):
6. To show the way to:
7. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
Military: lay.
8. To mark (a written communication) with its destination:
1. Proceeding or lying in an uninterrupted line or course:
3. Marked by the absence of any intervention:
4. Of unbroken descent or lineage:
1. In a direct line:
2. With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
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تام، كامِل، مَضْبوطصَريح ومُسْتَقيممُباشِرمُبَاشِرَةًمُسْتَقيم وَسَريع
přímýrežírovatříditsměrovatukázat cestu
algjör, nákvæmurbeinabeinnhreinn og beinní óslitna ættarlínu
atklātsnorīkotparādīt ceļupavēlētpilnīgs
ukázať cestuusmerniť
direktendirektnonaslovitineposredenpremi govor
chỉ đạotrực tiếp


1. (= without detour) [route, train, flight] → directo
2. (= immediate) [cause, result] → directo; [contact, control, responsibility, descendant] → directo
"keep away from direct heat""no exponer directamente al calor"
to make a direct hitdar en el blanco
he's the direct oppositees exactamente el contrario
3. (= straightforward, not evasive) [answer, refusal] → claro, inequívoco; [manner, character] → abierto, franco
1. (= straight) [go, fly, pay] → directamente
we fly direct to Santiagovolamos directo or directamente a Santiago
2. (= frankly) → con franqueza, sin rodeos
1. (= aim) [+ remark, gaze, attention] → dirigir (at, to a)
2. (= give directions to) can you direct me to the station?¿me puede indicar cómo llegar a la estación?
3. (= control) [+ traffic, play, film] → dirigir
4. (= instruct) to direct sb to do sthmandar a algn hacer algo
to direct thatmandar que ...
D. CPD direct access N (Comput) → acceso m directo
direct action Nacción f directa
direct advertising Npublicidad f directa
direct cost Ncosto m directo
direct current N (Elec) → corriente f continua
direct debit Npago m a la orden
direct debiting Ndomiciliación f (de pagos)
direct dialling Nservicio m (telefónico) automático, discado m directo (LAm)
direct free kick Ngolpe m libre directo
direct grant school N (Brit) (o.f.) → escuela f subvencionada
direct mail Npublicidad f por correo, correspondencia f directa
direct mail shot N (Brit) → campaña f publicitaria por correo, mailing m
direct marketing Nmárketing m directo
direct object N (Gram) → complemento m directo
direct rule Ngobierno m directo
direct selling Nventas fpl directas
direct speech N (Ling) → estilo m directo
direct tax Nimpuesto m directo
direct taxation Ntributación f directa
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[dɪˈrɛkt daɪˈrɛkt]
[route, flight] → direct(e)
the most direct route → le chemin le plus direct
(= frank) [manner, person] → direct, franc(franche)
(= explicit) [answer, statement] → direct(e)
[light, heat] → direct(e)
(= close) [contact] → direct(e); [connection] → direct(e)
[control] → direct(e)
[result, consequence] → direct(e)
(= first-hand) [experience] → direct(e)
[evidence] → direct(e)
[descendant] → direct(e)
(= tell the way) → diriger, orienter
to direct sb to sth → indiquer à qn le chemin de qch
Can you direct me to ... ? → Pouvez-vous m'indiquer le chemin de ... ?
(= order) → ordonner
to direct sb to do sth → ordonner à qn de faire qch
(= send) [+ mail] → expédier
(= address) [+ remark] → adresser
to direct a remark at sb → adresser une remarque à qn
(= organize) [+ project] → diriger
[+ film] → réaliser; [+ play] → mettre en scène
(= focus) [+ attention, rage] → diriger
to direct one's attention to sth → porter son attention sur qch
to come direct from somewhere → venir directement de quelque part
to fly direct → avoir un vol direct
You can't fly to Marseilles direct from Manchester → Il n'y a pas de vols directs de Manchester à Marseille.
to deal direct with sb → traiter directement avec qndirect action naction f directedirect current n (ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS)courant m continudirect debit nprélèvement m automatiquedirect discourse n (mainly US) (GRAMMAR)discours m direct, style m directdirect hit n (MILITARY)coup m au but
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direkt; link, result, heir, contactdirekt, unmittelbar; responsibility, cause, dangerunmittelbar; traindurchgehend; oppositegenau; as a direct result ofals eine unmittelbare Folge von; direct line of descentAbstammung fin direkter Linie; to be a direct descendant of somebodyvon jdm in direkter Linie abstammen, ein direkter Nachkomme von jdm sein; to pay by direct debit (Brit) or deposit (US) → per Einzugsauftrag bezahlen; to impose direct rule (on the Irish/from London)(Irland/von London aus) direkt regieren; direct-grant school (Brit) Privatschule mit staatlicher Unterstützung; avoid direct sunlightdirekte Sonneneinstrahlung meiden; to take a direct hiteinen Volltreffer einstecken; they are willing to hold direct talks with the governmentsie sind bereit, mit der Regierung direkt zu verhandeln
(= blunt) person, remarkdirekt, offen; refusal, denialglatt
(Gram) direct speech (Brit) or discourse (US) → direkte Rede
(= address, aim) remark, letterrichten (→ to an +acc); efforts, lookrichten (→ towards auf +acc); angerauslassen (→ towards an +acc); moneyzufließen lassen (→ to +dat); the violence was directed against the policedie Gewalttätigkeiten richteten sich gegen die Polizei; to direct somebody’s attention to somebody/somethingjds Aufmerksamkeit auf jdn/etw lenken; can you direct me to the town hall?können Sie mir den Weg zum Rathaus sagen?
(= supervise, control) person’s work, businessleiten, lenken; trafficregeln
(= order)anweisen (sb to do sth jdn, etw zu tun); (Jur) juryRechtsbelehrung erteilen (+dat); to direct that something (should) be doneanordnen, dass etw getan wird; the judge directed the jury to …der Richter belehrte die Schöffen darüber, dass …; to be taken as directed by your doctor (Med) → nach ärztlicher Verordnung einzunehmen
film, playRegie führen bei; group of actorsdirigieren; radio/TV programmeleiten


direct access
n (Comput) → Direktzugriff m
direct action
ndirekte Aktion; to take directdirekt handeln
direct current
n (Elec) → Gleichstrom m
direct-debit mandate
n (Fin) → Abbuchungsauftrag m
direct dialling
nDurchwahl f
direct flight
nDirektflug m
direct hit
n (Mil, fig) → Volltreffer m


direct product
n (Math) → Skalarprodukt nt
direct taxation
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1. adj (gen) → diretto/a; (answer) → chiaro/a; (refusal) → esplicito/a; (manner, person) → franco/a, diretto/a
direct object (Gram) → complemento oggetto
to be a direct descendant of → discendere in linea diretta da
the direct opposite of → esattamente il contrario di
to make a direct hit → colpire in pieno
2. adv (go) → direttamente; (fly) → senza scalo; (dial) → in teleselezione
3. vt
a. (aim, remark, gaze, attention) to direct at/todirigere a, rivolgere a; (address, letter) to direct toindirizzare a
can you direct me to the station? → può indicarmi la strada per la stazione?
b. (control, traffic, business, actors) → dirigere; (play, film, programme) → curare la regia di, dirigere
c. (frm) (instruct) to direct sb to do sthdare direttive a qn di fare qc
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(diˈrekt) adjective
1. straight; following the quickest and shortest way. Is this the most direct route?
2. (of manner etc) straightforward and honest. a direct answer.
3. occurring as an immediate result. His dismissal was a direct result of his rudeness to the manager.
4. exact; complete. Her opinions are the direct opposite of his.
5. in an unbroken line of descent from father to son etc. He is a direct descendant of Napoleon.
1. to point, aim or turn in a particular direction. He directed my attention towards the notice.
2. to show the way to. She directed him to the station.
3. to order or instruct. We will do as you direct.
4. to control or organize. A policeman was directing the traffic; to direct a film.
diˈrection (-ʃən) noun
1. (the) place or point to which one moves, looks etc. What direction did he go in?; They were heading in my direction (= towards me); I'll find my way all right – I've a good sense of direction.
2. guidance. They are under your direction.
3. (in plural) instructions (eg on how to get somewhere, use something etc). We asked the policeman for directions; I have lost the directions for this washing-machine.
4. the act of aiming or turning (something or someone) towards a certain point.
diˈrectional adjective
diˈrective (-tiv) noun
a general instruction from a higher authority about what is to be done etc.
diˈrectly adverb
1. in a direct manner. I went directly to the office.
2. almost at once. He will be here directly.
diˈrectness noun
diˈrector noun
a person or thing that directs, eg one of a group of persons who manage the affairs of a business or a person who is in charge of the making of a film, play etc. He is on the board of directors of our firm; The producer and the director quarrelled about the film.
diˈrectoryplural diˈrectories noun
a type of book giving names and addresses etc. a telephone directory.
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مُبَاشِرَةً, يُوجه přímý, směrovat direkte, rette mod direkt, leiten άμεσος, διευθύνω directo, dirigir ohjata, suora direct, diriger izravan, usmjeriti diretto, dirigere 率直な, 監督する 지시하다, 직행의 direct, richten op direkte, lede bezpośredni, skierować direto, dirigir прямой, указывать leda, rättfram ตรงไป, มุ่งความสนใจไปที่ kestirme, yönetmek chỉ đạo, trực tiếp 指挥, 直接的
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a. directo-a;
v. dirigir, ordenar; instruir.
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