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What is another word for direct?

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Adjective
Honest or frank in nature
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“It's time to stop pussyfooting around and to start being direct about your feelings.”
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(of a path) In a straight line and, as a corollary, 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.”
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(of a path) Having no stoppages or interruptions
“Try as I might, I could not find a direct flight from Australia to France.”
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Without intervening factors or intermediaries
“As a direct result of his teaching endeavors, many of us went on to do higher research degrees.”
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Having direct or personal contact
“I have been in direct communication with the family since the incident.”
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Corresponding with the original word for word
“Here is the direct quote in its entirety, lest there be any ambiguity about what he meant.”
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Absolute or significant in degree
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“The two brothers are surprisingly in direct contrast with each other when it comes to their temperament.”
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Expressing something forcibly and clearly
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Making or characterized by a noisy outcry
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Completed or done with efficiency and speed
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Clearly or explicitly expressed or defined
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Rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
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Drawn from personal experience
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Aggressively vigorous or forceful
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Not turning aside
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Being personally involved
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Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
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Very easy or involving minimal effort
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In accordance with the truth, facts or standards
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With or involving the front of a vehicle
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(of knowledge) Characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
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(of a person) Informal or intimate to an inappropriate degree
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Without interruption or break
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Aggressively or blatantly confrontational
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Close together, within arm's reach
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Earliest in time or order
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In accordance with the truth or facts
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Having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Having a persuasive effect
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To conduct or control the affairs of
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“Managers are using advanced software to remotely direct their staff over the internet.”
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To give instructions
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“My boss would direct me to get her a cup of coffee.”
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To point in a direction
“She would direct her camera towards the beautiful landscape before her.”
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(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.”
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To show the way
“Would you be able to direct me to the closest train station?”
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To send, usually by mail
“Please direct all future correspondence to the given address.”
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To put (all of something) towards a goal or endeavor
“Let's drop everything else and direct our focus on solving this problem.”
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(marketing) To focus on a given audience or market
“The system will enable advertisers to direct their ads to the desired demographic.”
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To direct or guide along a pathway
“The aqueduct was used to direct the water into an artificial lake.”
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To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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To teach or educate someone on a given subject
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(rare) To throw sideways with a jerk
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To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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To direct the attention of someone to
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Follow through, persevere
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To put on a public performance
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To convince or manipulate
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To deliver to or impose on, especially something unpleasant
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To use gestures to convey information or directions
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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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To vent or release one's emotions towards someone or something
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To broadcast or transmit an electronic signal
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Carry something on
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(in psychoanalytic theory) To divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity
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To move to face in another direction
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To overcome or defeat