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Sentence count:298+54 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-07-16Updated:2016-12-13
Synonym: addressaimchargecommandconductcontroldictategovernhandleheadinscribeinstructmanageorderpointregulateruleshowAntonym: indirectSimilar words: directlydirectorin all directionsdirect investmentcorrectlydirttirewireMeaning: [dɪ'rekt]  v. 1. command with authority 2. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal 3. guide the actors in (plays and films) 4. be in charge of 5. take somebody somewhere 6. cause to go somewhere 7. aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment 8. lead, as in the performance of a composition 9. give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction 10. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public 11. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling 12. put an address on (an envelope) 13. plan and direct (a complex undertaking). adj. 1. direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short 2. having no intervening persons, agents, conditions 3. extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action 4. in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child 5. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth 6. similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity 7. (of a current) flowing in one direction only 8. being an immediate result or consequence 9. in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker 10. lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact. adv. without deviation. 
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1. This is the most direct road.
2. She saw herself as a direct, no-nonsense modern woman.
3. There's a direct link between diet and heart disease.
4. Is there a direct train to Edinburgh?
5. They are in direct contact with the hijackers.
6. New staff are trained to work without direct supervision.
7. He was in direct contravention of the law.
8. Direct light is better for reading than diffuse light.
9. Switch to paying your mortgage by direct debit.
10. This information has a direct bearing on the case.
11. His death was a direct result of your action.
12. We went direct from Beijing to Shanghai.
13. He assumed direct control of key ministries.
14. She has direct responsibility for all new trainees.
15. The research will provide direct insight into molecular mechanisms.
16. He asked me some very direct questions.
17. I'm in direct contact with the hijackers.
18. If the government raises direct taxation, it will lose votes.
19. The failure of the company was a direct result of bad management.
20. The builder of the manor house is a direct ancestor of the present owner.
21. Regular exercise has a direct bearing on fitness and health.
22. Can I dial this number direct, or do I have to go through the operator?
23. He envisages the possibility of establishing direct diplomatic relations in the future.
24. There is a direct correlation between exposure to sun and skin cancer.
25. The study also demonstrated a direct link between obesity and mortality.
26. There is no direct reference to her own childhood in the novel.
27. The energy an animal uses is in direct relation to speed and body mass.
28. His wife was the direct inspiration for the main character in the book.
29. She decided to confront her boss about the situation with direct questioning.
30. It's a long way by road the train is more direct.
More similar words: directlydirectorin all directionsdirect investmentcorrectlydirttirewirehirereckadmireretireempirefire upon firerecallrequireretiredinspirerecentrecordreciperequiredentirelyreceiverecruitrecoverpreciseset fire tocatch fire
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