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1. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.

Synonyms

  • door-to-door
  • through
  • undeviating
  • unswerving
  • nonstop
  • straightforward
  • point-blank
  • straight
  • straightness

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • indirectness
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Direct

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select
  • reject
  • rechecked
  • protect

Example sentences of the word direct


1. Adjective
You'll also want to avoid the shower area or other areas that will get direct water.

Quotes containing the word direct


1. Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

2. I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
- B. F. Skinner

3. I'm direct, I'm unpretentious and I'm pretty dogged, and I hope I've got a capacity to laugh at myself and not take myself too seriously.
- John Howard

2. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] having no intervening persons, agents, conditions.

Synonyms

  • immediate

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

3. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.

Synonyms

  • point
  • address
  • place
  • home in
  • take aim
  • zero in
  • train
  • take
  • range in
  • target

Antonyms

  • unjust
  • immoral
  • dishonorable
  • unworthy

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

4. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] command with authority.

Synonyms

  • order
  • stet
  • tell
  • say

Antonyms

  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability
  • disorient
  • cheer

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

5. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] guide the actors in (plays and films).

Synonyms

  • create
  • stage direct

Antonyms

  • unlawful
  • dishonesty
  • disagree

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

6. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] be in charge of.

Synonyms

  • care
  • throw
  • run
  • head
  • have
  • act
  • deal
  • move
  • hold
  • guide
  • handle
  • administer
  • steer
  • operate
  • lead
  • manage
  • make

Antonyms

  • patterned
  • attractive
  • enliven
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

7. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards.

Synonyms

  • sight
  • point
  • swing
  • place
  • draw a bead on
  • charge
  • take aim
  • turn
  • train
  • level
  • take
  • position
  • target
  • hold

Antonyms

  • disingenuous
  • counterfeit
  • insincere
  • false

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

8. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] take somebody somewhere.

Synonyms

  • hand
  • misguide
  • beacon
  • misdirect
  • lead astray
  • usher
  • show
  • lead
  • guide
  • take
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • complex
  • rhetorical
  • unobvious

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

9. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] lead, as in the performance of a composition; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years".

Synonyms

  • perform
  • do
  • lead
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • rounded
  • unwholesome
  • natural object
  • liberal

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

10. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action.

Synonyms

  • honorable
  • square
  • straightforward
  • bluff
  • straight-from-the-shoulder
  • candid
  • honest
  • unvarnished
  • plain
  • blunt
  • outspoken
  • man-to-man
  • forthright
  • pointed
  • frank
  • plainspoken
  • straight
  • upfront
  • brutal
  • no-nonsense
  • point-blank
  • flat-footed

Antonyms

  • dishonest
  • end
  • beginning
  • break

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)
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