to address (a look or remark) at someoneHe directed the tiny beam of light at the roof.
He was aiming the rifle at me.
A man pointed a gun at them and pulled the trigger.
She levelled her gaze on the summit.
She trained her binoculars on the horizon.
He focused the binoculars on the boat.
Attention is fixed on the stock market.
He cast a stern glance at the two men.
to tell (someone) the way to a placeA guard directed them to the right.
She took the bewildered man by the arm and guided him out.
Let me show you to my study.
He led him into the house.
He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
Nick steered them into the nearest seats.
They were quickly ushered away.
point the way,
point in the direction of
to conduct or control the affairs ofShe will direct day-to-day operations.
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
His father ran a prosperous business.
Within two years, he was managing the store.
He led the country between 1949 and 1984.
the feudal lord who ruled this land
He should have let his instinct guide him.
One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
I decided to conduct an experiment.
They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
a powerful body to regulate the stock market
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
The finance minister will continue to mastermind economic reform.
call the shots,
call the tune,
Who would then be calling the tune in Parliament?
During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
to give orders with authority to (a person or group)They have been directed to give special attention to poverty.
Williams ordered him to leave.
He commanded his troops to attack.
They have instructed solicitors to sue for compensation.
Jesus charged his disciples to preach the gospel.
She demanded an immediate apology.
The rules require employers to provide safety training.
I dare say he did as he was bidden.
She enjoined me strictly not to tell anyone else.
to address (a letter, parcel, etc.)Please direct your replies to the editor.
shortesta direct flight from Glasgow
Keep the boat in a straight line.
a through train
We maintained an almost unbroken silence.
five years of rapid and uninterrupted growth
without intervening peopleHe has direct experience of the process.
We deny there is any direct connection between the two cases.
It was a clear case of mistaken identity.
I asked him to be more specific.
It was plain to me that he was lying.
He brought the absolute proof that we needed.
There was a distinct change in her attitude.
We didn't have any definite proof.
He left explicit instructions on how to set the alarm.
downright bad manners
He gave a point-blank refusal.
Richardson's unequivocal commitment to fair play
The event was an unqualified success.
He issued a categorical denial of all the charges.
honestShe avoided giving a direct answer.
I was impressed by his straightforward intelligent manner.
She has an open, trusting nature.
a straight answer to a straight question
They had a frank discussion about the issue.
She is blunt about her personal life.
He accepted her apologies as sincere.
He was an outspoken critic of apartheid.
I was honest about what I was doing.
a simple, downright chap with no rhetorical airs about him
a candid account of her life in the limelight
She was known for her forthright manner.
truthful, , ,
We are all fairly truthful about our personal lives.
a plain-spoken man full of scorn for pomp and pretense
It was a direct quotation from his earlier speech.
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in the sense of absolute
undoubted or certainHe brought the absolute proof that we needed.
in the sense of accurate
a more accurate description of the terrain
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