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direct
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Animal Farm
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as in: directed the movie Define
supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
  • The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised the others.
  • Even Napoleon, who was directing operations from the rear, had the tip of his tail chipped by a pellet.

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  • She directed the move.
  • She directs our organization.

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as in: walked directly to work Define
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
  • ...worked out a complicated scheme for all the animals to drop their dung directly in the fields, at a different spot every day, to save the labour of cartage.

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  • I walked directly to work.
  • Let me get directly to the point.

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as in: walked directly to work Define
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
as in: directly above; or buy direct from Define
straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
as in: was direct in my instructions Define
straightforward (clear and explicit -- perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
as in: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
as in: directed the jury to... Define
give instructions or commands (directions that must be followed)
as in: directed the movie Define
supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
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