US: /daɪˈɹɛkt/, /dɝˈɛkt/, /dɪˈɹɛkt/
UK: /da‍ɪɹˈɛkt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

direct /di'rekt/
  • ngoại động từ
    • gửi, viết để gửi cho (ai), viết cho (ai); nói với (ai), nói để nhắn (ai)
      • to direct a letter to someone: gửi một bức thư cho ai
      • to direct one's remarks to someone: nói với ai lời nhận xét của mình
    • hướng nhắm (về phía...)
      • to direct one's attention to...: hướng sự chú ý về...
      • to direct one's efforts to...: hướng tất cả sự cố gắng vào...
      • to direct one's steps to a place: hướng bước đi về chốn nào
      • to direct one's eyes in some direction: hướng mắt nhìn về hướng nào
    • chỉ đường; hướng dẫn, chỉ đạo, chi phối
      • to direct someone to some place: chỉ đường cho ai đến chỗ nào
    • điều khiển, chỉ huy, cai quản
      • to direct a business: điều khiển một công việc kinh doanh
      • to direct the operations: (quân sự) chỉ huy những cuộc hành quân
    • ra lệnh, chỉ thị, bảo
      • to direct someone to do something: ra lệnh (bảo) ai làm gì
      • to direct that...: ra lệnh rằng..., bảo rằng...
  • nội động từ
    • ra lệnh
    • tính từ
      • thẳng, ngay, lập tức
        • a direct ray: tia chiếu thẳng
        • a direct road: con đường thẳng
      • thẳng, trực tiếp, đích thân
        • to be in direct communication with...: liên lạc trực tiếp với...
        • direct taxes: thuế trực thu
        • direct speech: nói cách trực tiếp
        • direct method: phương pháp trực tiếp
      • ngay thẳng, thẳng thắn; rõ ràng, không quanh co úp mở, minh bạch, rạch ròi
        • a direct argument: lý lẽ rạch ròi
      • hoàn toàn, tuyệt đối
        • to be in direct contradiction: hoàn toàn mâu thuẫn
        • in direct opposition: hoàn toàn đối lập
      • (thiên văn học) đi từ tây sang đông, thuận hành
      • (âm nhạc) không đảo
      • (ngôn ngữ học) trực tiếp
        • direct object: bổ ngữ trực tiếp
      • (vật lý) một chiều
        • direct current: dòng điện một chiều
    • phó từ
      • thẳng, ngay; lập tức
      • thẳng, trực tiếp
        • to communicate direct with...: liên lạc trực tiếp với...

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, verb, adverb
    + adjective
    nobody / nothing in between
    1 [usually before noun] happening or done without involving other people, actions, etc. in between: They are in direct contact with the hijackers. + His death was a direct result of your action. + She has direct responsibility for all new trainees. + We are looking for somebody with direct experience of this type of work. + This information has a direct bearing on (= it is closely connected with) the case. + They see a direct link between the money supply and prices.
    Antonym: INDIRECT
    journey / route
    2 going in the straightest line between two places without stopping or changing direction: the most direct route / course + a direct flight (= a flight that does not stop) + There's a direct train to Leeds (= it may stop at other stations but you do not have to change trains). + a direct hit (= a hit that is accurate and does not touch sth else first)
    Antonym: INDIRECT
    heat / light
    3 [only before noun] with nothing between sth and the source of the heat or light: Protect your child from direct sunlight by using a sunscreen.
    4 [only before noun] exact: That's the direct opposite of what you told me yesterday. + a direct quote (= one using a person's exact words)
    saying what you mean
    5 saying exactly what you mean in a way that nobody can pretend not to understand: a direct answer / question + You'll have to get used to his direct manner. + She has a very direct way of speaking. + I prefer a more direct approach.
    Antonym: INDIRECT
    6 [only before noun] related through parents and children rather than brothers, sisters, aunts, etc: a direct descendant of the country's first president + With his death, the direct male line of the House of Capet came to an end.
    Antonym: INDIRECT
    + verb
    1 [VN] ~ sth to / towards sth/sb
    ~ sth at / against sth/sb to aim sth in a particular direction or at a particular person: The machine directs a powerful beam at the affected part of the body. + There are three main issues that we need to direct our attention to. + Most of his anger was directed against himself. + Was that remark directed at me?
    2 [VN] to control or be in charge of sb/sth: A new manager has been appointed to direct the project. + He was asked to take command and direct operations.
    movie / play / music
    3 to be in charge of actors in a play, or a film/movie, or musicians in an orchestra, etc: [V] She prefers to act rather than direct. + [VN] The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg. + She now directs a large choir.
    show the way
    4 [VN] ~ sb (to ...) to tell or show sb how to get to somewhere or where to go: Could you direct me to the station? + A police officer was directing the traffic. + He was directed to a table beside the window.
    give order
    5 (formal) to give an official order: [VN to inf] The police officers had been directed to search the building. + [V that] The judge directed that the mother be given custody of the children. + (BrE also) The judge directed that the mother should be given custody of the children.
    letter / comment
    6 [VN] ~ sth to ... (formal) to send a letter, etc. to a particular place or to a particular person: Direct any complaints to the Customer Services department.
    + adverb
    journey / route
    1 without stopping or changing direction: It costs more to fly direct to Hong Kong. + The 10.40 goes direct to Leeds.
    nobody in between
    2 without involving other people: I prefer to deal with him direct.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 manage, handle, run, administer, govern, regulate, control, operate, superintend, supervise, command, head up, rule; Colloq call the shots:
    She directs the company with an iron hand.
    2 guide, lead, conduct, pilot, steer, show or point (the way), be at the helm; advise, counsel, instruct, mastermind; usher, escort:
    He has directed the company for 40 years, through good times and bad. Can you direct me to the post office?
    3 rule, command, order, require, bid, tell, instruct, charge, dictate, enjoin; appoint, ordain:
    He directed that the attack be launched at dawn.
    4 aim, focus, level, point, train; turn:
    That bullet was directed at my heart. Direct your attention to the front of the room.
    5 send, address, post, mail:
    Please direct the letter to my home.
    6 straight, unswerving, shortest, undeviating, through:
    We turned off the direct road to take in the view.
    7 uninterrupted, unreflected, unrefracted, without interference, unobstructed:
    She cannot remain in direct sunlight for very long.
    8 unbroken, lineal:
    He claims to be a direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell's.
    9 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!
    10 straightforward, frank, candid, outspoken, plain-spoken, honest, blunt, open, uninhibited, unreserved, forthright, honest, sincere, unequivocal; undiplomatic, tactless:
    She is very direct in commenting about people she dislikes.

    Collocation dictionary




    extremely, very
    He asked me some very direct questions.
    | fairly, quite, rather
    Her manner can be rather direct.
    | disconcertingly
    his disconcertingly direct gaze


    mainly, primarily, principally
    Tax cuts have been directed primarily at the better-off.
    | clearly | straight
    He directed the torch straight in her face.
    | specifically


    anger directed specifically against ethnic minorities
    | at
    criticism clearly directed at the Labour Party
    | away from
    directing attention away from the real issues
    | onto
    The machine directs light onto a special film.
    | to
    I directed my question to the chairman.
    | towards
    We are directing our efforts towards helping young people.

    Concise English dictionary

    +command with authority
    +intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    +guide the actors in (plays and films)
    +be in charge of
    +take somebody somewhere
    +cause to go somewhere
    +aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
    +lead, as in the performance of a composition
    +give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
    +specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    +direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    +put an address on (an envelope)
    +plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
    +direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
    +having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
    +extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action
    +in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
    +moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
    +similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
    +(of a current) flowing in one direction only
    +being an immediate result or consequence
    +in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
    +lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
    +without deviation