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1 direct /dəˈrɛkt/ verb
directs; directed; directing
1 direct
/dəˈrɛkt/
verb
directs; directed; directing
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.
: 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
[+ object] somewhat formal
: to ask or tell (a person or group) to do something
: to order (something) to be done + that
[+ object] : to send (a letter, note, etc.) to a specified person or place
2 direct /dəˈrɛkt/ adjective
2 direct
/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
: speaking in a clear and honest way
opposite indirect
always used before a noun, grammar : consisting of the exact words of a speaker or writer
opposite indirect

— directness

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