- "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
- "criticism directed at her superior"
- "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
guide the actors in (plays and films)
- regissera [ film ]
be in charge of
give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
- "I directed them towards the town hall"
immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening
- "the direct cause of the accident"
- "a direct link"
- "direct exposure to the disease"
- "in direct contact with the voters"
- "in direct sunlight"
- "a direct hit"
- "a direct route"
- "a direct descendant of the king"
direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
- "direct heredity"
- "a direct flight"
extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action
- "a direct approach"
- "a direct response"
- "a direct question"
(electricity) of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating
- "direct current"
as an immediate result or consequence
- "a direct result of the accident"
effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives
- "many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"
- "the direct opposite"