Other Words for Direct

Direct Adjective Synonyms
unbroken, lineal
He claims to be a direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell's.

uninterrupted, unreflected, unrefracted, without interference, unobstructed
She cannot remain in direct sunlight for very long.

straightforward, unmitigated, outright, matter-of-fact, categorical, plain, clear, unambiguous, unmistakable, to the point, without or with no beating about the bush, unqualified, unequivocal, point-blank, explicit, express
I expect a direct answer to my direct question. Have you direct evidence of his guilt? That was a gross insult and a direct lie.

manage, handle, run, administer, govern, regulate, control, operate, superintend, supervise, command, head up, rule, call the shots
She directs the company with an iron hand.

Direct Verb Synonyms
straight, unswerving, shortest, undeviating, through
We turned off the direct road to take in the view.

guide, lead, conduct, pilot, steer, show or point (the way), be at the helm, advise, counsel, instruct, mastermind,her, escort
He has directed the company for 40 years, through good times and bad. Can you direct me to the post office.

send, address, post, mail
Please direct the letter to my home.

aim, focus, level, point, train, turn
That bullet was directed at my heart. Direct your attention to the front of the room.

More Words for Direct

Level / Run / Turn / Guide / Lead / Post / Focus / Point / Counsel / Straight / Clear / Through / Control

Direct Participation Program

Business / Finance / Direct Participation Program: Commercial paper sold directly by the issuer to investors. MORE

Unidirectional Microphone

Technology / Television (TV) / Unidirectional Microphone: A microphone that picks up sound from a specific direction. MORE

Indirect Costs

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Indirect Costs: Expenses, such as fringe benefits, overhead, utilities, rent or equipment, that have been incurred for the purpose of common general activities and cannot be identified or charged directly to the prod MORE

Indirect Labor

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Indirect Labor: Used to define labor that is necessary to support the manufacturing of a product, but is not directly involved with the actual process of manufacturing the product. MORE

Compass Direction

Science / Tides and Currents / Compass Direction: Direction as indicated by com pass without any correction for compass error. The direction indicated by a compass may differ by a considerable amount from true or magnetic direction. MORE

Direct Current (DC)

Technology / Computers / Direct Current (DC): The type of electricity produced from a transforming device, such as the power supply in a computer, that electronics rely on. MORE

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