Synonyms of direct in English:

direct


See definition of direct

adjective

1‘this was the most direct route’

SYNONYMS
straight, undeviating, unswerving
shortest, quickest
ANTONYMS

indirect

2‘he took a direct flight to Cyprus’

SYNONYMS
non-stop, unbroken, uninterrupted, straight through, through

3‘he is very direct and honest’

SYNONYMS
frank, straightforward, honest, candid, open, sincere, straight, straight to the point, blunt, plain-spoken, outspoken, forthright, downright, uninhibited, unreserved, point blank, no-nonsense, matter-of-fact, bluff, undiplomatic, tactless
not afraid to call a spade a spade, not beating around the bush, speaking as one finds
explicit, clear, plain, unequivocal, unambiguous, unqualified, categorical
informal straight from the shoulder, upfront
ANTONYMS

evasive

4‘he preferred to rely on direct contact with the leaders’

SYNONYMS
face to face, personal, unmediated, head-on, immediate, first-hand
tête-à-tête
informal from the horse's mouth

5‘a direct quotation’

SYNONYMS
verbatim, word for word, letter for letter, to the letter, faithful, undeviating, strict, exact, precise
unadulterated, unabridged, unvarnished, unembellished
accurate, correct
ANTONYMS

loose

6‘Martin is his direct opposite’

SYNONYMS
exact, absolute, complete, diametrical, downright, thorough, extreme

adverb

1‘accommodation can be booked direct from the hotel’

SYNONYMS
directly, straight, in person, without an intermediary
tête-à-tête

verb

1‘the elders directed the affairs of the tribe’

SYNONYMS
administer, manage, run, control, govern, conduct, handle
be in charge of, be in control of, be in command of, be the boss of, lead, head, command, rule, preside over, exercise control over, be responsible for, be at the helm of
supervise, superintend, oversee, guide, regulate, orchestrate, coordinate, engineer, mastermind
informal run the show, call the shots, call the tune, pull the strings, be in the driving seat, be in the saddle

2‘Jennifer was unsure if this comment was directed at her’

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aim, point, level
address to, intend for, mean for, destine for
focus on, train on, turn on, fix on

3‘most of these books are directed at teenage girls’

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target, market
orient towards, pitch to, pitch towards
design for, tailor to

4‘a man in uniform directed them to the hall’

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give directions to, indicate the way, point the way, show the way
guide, steer, lead
conduct, accompany, usher, escort, navigate, pilot

5‘put all the documents in one package and direct it to me’

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address, label, superscribe
post, send, mail, dispatch

6‘the judge directed the jury to return a not guilty verdict’

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instruct, tell, command, order, give orders to, charge, call on, require, dictate
adjure, enjoin
literary bid