Synonyms of first-hand
PHRASE:▷ at first hand
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directYou use direct to describe an experience, activity, or system which only involves the people, actions, or things that are necessary to make it happen.
• He has direct experience of the process.
immediateYou use immediate to describe an area or position that is next to or very near a particular place or person.
• I was seated at his immediate left.
• I speak from deep personal knowledge.
Thesaurus for first-hand from the Collins English Thesaurus