"directs" in the verb sense
command with authority
"He directed the children to do their homework"
2. target, aim, place, direct, point
intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
"criticism directed at her superior"
"direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
guide the actors in (plays and films)
be in charge of
5. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide
take somebody somewhere
"We lead him to our chief"
"can you take me to the main entrance?"
"He conducted us to the palace"
6. send, direct
cause to go somewhere
"The explosion sent the car flying in the air"
"She sent her children to camp"
"He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
7. aim, take, train, take aim, direct
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
"Please don't aim at your little brother!"
"He trained his gun on the burglar"
"Don't train your camera on the women"
"Take a swipe at one's opponent"
8. conduct, lead, direct
lead, as in the performance of a composition Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
"conduct an orchestra
give directions to point somebody into a certain direction
"I directed them towards the town hall"
10. calculate, aim, direct
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
11. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
direct the course determine the direction of travelling
12. address, direct
put an address on (an envelope)
13. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate
plan and direct (a complex undertaking
"he masterminded the robbery"
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