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Honest or frank in nature
“It's time to stop pussyfooting around and to start being direct about your feelings.”
(of a path) In a straight line and, as a corollary, being the shortest and quickest
“Michael De Santa decided to take the direct route to get to his shrink, even if it meant driving through bumpy hills, white picket fences and green manicured lawns.”
(of a path) Having no stoppages or interruptions
“Try as I might, I could not find a direct flight from Australia to France.”
Without intervening factors or intermediaries
“As a direct result of his teaching endeavors, many of us went on to do higher research degrees.”
Having direct or personal contact
“I have been in direct communication with the family since the incident.”
Corresponding with the original word for word
“Here is the direct quote in its entirety, lest there be any ambiguity about what he meant.”
Absolute or significant in degree
“The two brothers are surprisingly in direct contrast with each other when it comes to their temperament.”
To conduct or control the affairs of
“Managers are using advanced software to remotely direct their staff over the internet.”
To give instructions
“My boss would direct me to get her a cup of coffee.”
To point in a direction
“She would direct her camera towards the beautiful landscape before her.”
(direct at or to) To intend a remark, comment or statement for
“I do not direct my criticisms at you personally, but at the company that you work for.”
To show the way
“Would you be able to direct me to the closest train station?”
To send, usually by mail
“Please direct all future correspondence to the given address.”
To put (all of something) towards
“Let's drop everything else and direct our focus towards solving this problem.”
(marketing) To focus on a given audience or market
“The system will enable advertisers to direct their ads to the desired demographic.”
To cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway
“The aqueduct was used to direct the water into an artificial lake.”
With no one or nothing in between
“Donations can be made direct through our website.”
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