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1direct/dəˈrɛkt/verb
directsdirecteddirecting
1direct
/dəˈrɛkt/
verb
directsdirecteddirecting
Learner's definition of DIRECT  
[+ object]  : to cause (someone or something) to turn, move, or point in a particular way
[+ object] 
: to cause (someone's attention, thoughts, emotions, etc.) to relate to a particular person, thing, goal, etc.
   b  : to say (something) to a particular person or group
[+ object]  : to guide, control, or manage (someone or something)
: to lead a group of people in performing or filming (a movie, play, etc.)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]  : to show or tell (someone) how to go to a place : to give (someone) directions
somewhat formal [+ object] 
: to ask or tell (a person or group) to do something
   b  : to order (something) to be done — + that
[+ object]  : to send (a letter, note, etc.) to a specified person or place
2direct/dəˈrɛkt/adjective
2direct
/dəˈrɛkt/
adjective
Learner's definition of DIRECT  
[more direct; most direct]  : going the shortest distance from one place to another : going straight without turning or stopping
— opposite indirect
always used before a noun[more direct; most direct]  : coming straight from a source
— opposite indirect
always used before a noun[more direct; most direct]  : coming straight from a cause or reason : connected or related to something in a clear way
— opposite indirect
always used before a noun[more direct; most direct]  : having no people or things in between that could have an effect
— opposite indirect
always used before a noun  : related in a line from your parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, etc.
always used before a noun  : perfect or exact
[more direct; most direct] 
: said or done in a clear and honest way : sincere and straightforward
   b  : speaking in a clear and honest way
— opposite indirect
always used before a noungrammar  : consisting of the exact words of a speaker or writer
— opposite indirect

— directness

/dəˈrɛktnəs/noun,[noncount]
3direct/dəˈrɛkt/adverb
3direct
/dəˈrɛkt/
adverb
Learner's definition of DIRECT  
: in a direct way: such as
: in a straight line without turning or stopping
   b  : straight from a source with nothing and nobody in between
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