Definition of "direct" [di•rect]

  • (verb-transitive) To manage or conduct the affairs of; regulate.
  • (verb-transitive) To have or take charge of; control. See Synonyms at conduct.
  • (verb-transitive) To give authoritative instructions to: directed the student to answer.
  • (verb-transitive) To cause to move toward a goal; aim. See Synonyms at aim.
  • (verb-transitive) To show or indicate the way for: directed us to the airport.

Use "direct" in a sentence

  • "Diary Entry by Ross Levin (about the author) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Action Alert: Money bomb today to fund a documentary about direct democracy, plus other activism'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'There\'s been a lot of talk about \'direct democracy\' since Obama was elected - about how his campaign involved people at a level never before seen in national politics, how his White House has been using online programs to get peoples\ 'input, and so on."
  • "-- _Rewrite these same sentences, changing the direct quotations and questions to indirect, and the indirect to direct_."
  • "If there are any who imagine, that positive and direct evidence is absolutely necessary to conviction, they are much mistaken; it is a mistake, I believe, very common with those who commit offences: they fancy that they are secure because they are not seen at the moment; but you may prove their guilt as conclusively, perhaps even more satisfactorily, by _circumstantial evidence_, as by any _direct evidence_ that can possibly be given."

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