to manage or organise something
ExamplesHe directs our South-East Asian operations. • She was directing the development unit until last year.
straight or without interference
with no third party involved
ExampleWe pay income tax direct to the government.

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The girl was very direct with the guy and told him that she did not want to get to know him, or go on a date with him.

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The senior developer on campus helps direct his subordinates in the proper direction so that his branch can reach company goals.

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My boss came to our office from Singapore, where he was the man in charge of the office and where he agreed to direct our South East Asian operations.

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