Synonyms of direction
1 wayDictionary • We drove ten miles in the opposite direction.
way • Can you tell me the way to the station?
course • For nearly four hours we maintained our course northwards.
line • Walk in a straight line.
road • on the road to recovery
track • We set off once more, over a rough mountain track.
bearing • I'm flying on a bearing of ninety-three degrees.
route • the most direct route to the town centre
path • A group of reporters blocked his path.
orientation • The orientation of the church is such that the front faces the square.
2 tendencyDictionary • They threatened a mass walk-out if the party did not change direction.
tendency • the government's tendency towards secrecy in recent years
bent • his bent for natural history
current • A strong current of nationalism is running through the country.
trend • a trend towards part-time employment
leaning • I always had a leaning towards sport.
drift • She was beginning to get his drift.
bias • There were fierce attacks on the BBC for alleged political bias.
orientation • The party is liberal and democratic in orientation.
tack • In desperation I changed tack.
tenor • The whole tenor of discussions has changed.
proclivity (formal) • He was indulging his peculiar sexual proclivities.
3 managementDictionary • The house was built under the direction of his partner.
management • the responsibility for its day-to-day management
control • The first aim of his government would be to establish control over the republic's territory.
administration • Standards in the administration of justice have degenerated.
leadership • What most people want to see is determined, decisive action and firm leadership.
command • In 1942 he took command of 108 Squadron.
guidance • They improve their performance under the guidance of professional coaches.
supervision • First-time licence holders have to work under supervision.
governance • A fundamental change in the governance of the country is the key to all other changes.
oversight • I had the oversight of their collection of manuscripts.
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administrationThe administration of something is the process of organizing and supervising it.
• Standards in the administration of justice have degenerated.
• I'm flying on a bearing of ninety-three degrees.
bentIf you have a bent for something, you have a natural ability to do it or a natural interest in it.
• his bent for natural history
Thesaurus for direction from the Collins English Thesaurus