Definition To direct

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to direct: to point, to guide, to lead; to control, to manage; to command, to instruct, to order
Philip directs the sales department. They take all of their orders from him.
a director a manager, a controller, a head, a leader
non-direct with changes or transfers, not straight through

to direct (someone) (somewhere): to guide, to lead (someone) (somewhere), to show (someone) the way (somewhere), to point (someone) in the direction of (somewhere)
-Could you direct me to the supervisor's office? -Yes, you go up the stairs and turn right.

(We receive our eggs) direct from (the farm): (We receive our eggs) straight from (the farm); (We receive our eggs) from (the farm) without any intermediaries

direct : straight, shortest; clear, specific, plain, definite


  • "In my country we try to avoid direct confrontation."
  • "Allow me to direct you to baby number 2."
  • "You sell direct from your website."
  • "I would like the main bedroom to have direct access to the bathroom and plenty of storage space."
  • "I understand that some people have difficulty with their bowel movements (a direct result of eating too much unhealthy food), but if the bathrooms were cleaned properly, then this would be their problem, not everyone else's."
  • "Also, I am sure the company would have been happy to approve your direct flight, had you not attempted to book it in first class."
  • "I'm not one to hedge the issue, so I will simply come out and say it: several of you have abused our copier and as a direct result of your abuse, brought it to an untimely end."
  • "The last direct train left an hour ago."
  • "Now, please direct your attention to the screen in front of you."

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