direct [adj1] honest absolute, bald, blunt, candid, categorical, downright, explicit, express, forthright, frank, matter-of-fact, open, outspoken, person-to-person, plain, plainspoken, point-blank, sincere, straight, straightforward, straight from the shoulder*, talk turkey*, unambiguous, unconcealed, undisguised, unequivocal, unreserved; concept 267 —Ant. devious, dishonest, indirect, wily direct [adj2] undeviating; uninterrupted beeline*, continuous, even, horizontal, in bee line*, in straight line, linear, nonstop, not crooked, point-blank, right, shortest, straight, straight ahead, straightaway, through, true, unbroken, unswerving; concepts 482,581 —Ant. changing, deviating, indirect, intermittent, interrupted, varying direct [adj3] face-to-face; next to contiguous, firsthand, head-on, immediate, lineal, next, personal, primary, prompt, proximate, resultant, succeeding; concepts 585,586 —Ant. indirect direct [v1] manage, oversee administer, advise, be in the driver’s seat*, boss, call the shots*, carry on, conduct, control, control the affairs of, dispose, dominate, govern, guide, handle, have the say, head up*, influence, keep, lead, operate, ordain, preside over, quarterback*, regulate, rule, run, run the show*, run things*, shepherd, superintend, supervise, take the reins*; concepts 94,117 —Ant. misguide, mismanage, neglect direct [v2] give instructions; teach address, advise, bid, charge, command, deliver, dictate, enjoin, give directions, give orders, inform, instruct, lecture, order, read, tell, warn; concepts 53,61 —Ant. misguide, mislead direct [v3] point in a direction; guide address, aim, beam, cast, conduct, escort, fix, focus, head, incline, indicate, intend, lay, lead, level, mean, move in, pilot, point, point the way, present, route, see, set, shepherd, show, sight, sight on, slant, steer, target, train, turn, zero in; concepts 187,201 —Ant. diverge, misdirect direct [v4] send, usually by mail system address, designate, inscribe, label, mail, mark, route, superscribe; concept 217 direct [v5] put all of efforts toward address, aim, apply, bend, buckle down, devote, endeavor, fix, give, set, settle, strive, throw, try, turn; concepts 87,677

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