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Direct

As a verb, to point to; guide; order; command; instruct. To advise; suggest; request. As an adjective, immediate; proximate; by the shortest course; without circuity; operating by an immediate connection or relation, instead of operating through an intermediary; the opposite of indirect. In the usual or regular course or order, as distinguished from that which diverts, interrupts, or opposes. The opposite of cross, contrary, collateral, or remote. Without any intervening medium, agency, or influence; unconditional.

direct

(Forthright), adjective aboveboard, blunt, clear, explicit, face to face, forthright, frank, genuine, guileless, honest, ingenuous, open, outspoken, plain, pointed, rectus, sincere, straightforward, summary, transparent, truthful, unaffected, unambiguous, unconstrained, undeceitful, undeceiving, undeceptive, undesigning, undisguising, unfeigning, unpretending, unreserved, unrestrained, veracious, veridical

direct

(Straight), adjective aimed, guided, linear, rectilineal, steered, straightaway, true, unbent, unbroken, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, unturned, unwarped, without a bend, without circummocution, without divergence
Associated concepts: direct and proximate cause, direct attack, direct benefit, direct cause, direct contempt, direct control, direct damages, direct descendants, direct eviience, direct interest, direct knowledge, direct loss, direct result, direct route, direct tax, direct testimony, direct trust

direct

(Uninterrupted), adjective connected, continual, continuous, progressive, steady, straight, successive, unbroken, unending, unfaltering, unstopped

direct

(Order), verb adjure, bid, call upon, charge, command, decree, demand, dictate, enjoin, give a direccive, give an order, give directions, give instructions, give orders, govern, instruct, issue a command, issue a decree, issue an order, ordain, prescribe, rule, set a task, signal, tell
Associated concepts: directed verdict

direct

(Show), verb conduct, designate, guide, hooini viam monstrare, indicate, instruct, lead, navigate, point, point out, steer

direct

(Supervise), verb administer, administrare, assign, be master, boss, coach, command, control, dirigere, dominate, educate, engineer, exerrise authority, exercise supervision, govern, guide, head, lead, look after, manage, mastermind, oversee, preside, preside over, regere, regulate, rule, stage, steer, take command
See also: accurate, administer, advise, apparent, appoint, arrange, candid, cause, charge, clear, coherent, command, compact, compel, conduct, control, counsel, decree, demand, determine, dictate, discipline, dispatch, edify, educate, enforce, enjoin, explicit, express, govern, handle, hold, impose, inculcate, indicate, influence, initiate, instill, manage, mandamus, manipulate, militate, moderate, motivate, nurture, officiate, operate, order, overlook, oversee, pithy, possess, predominate, prescribe, preside, prevail, program, provide, recommend, regulate, require, rule, send, sententious, sincere, straightforward, subpoena, summary, superintend, unaffected, undistorted, wield

DIRECT. Straight forward; not collateral.
     2. The direct line of descents for example, is formed by a series of degrees between persons who descend one from another. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 886.

EVIDENCE, DIRECT. That which applies immediately to the fadum probandum, without any intervening process; as, if A testifies he saw B inflict a mortal wound on C, of which he, instantly died. 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 13.

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The minister said this at an event on Saturday, hosted by Air India, before the launch of its new direct flight from San Francisco, which starts on December 2.
Gulf Air operates direct flights between Bahrain and Kuwait as well as Bahrain and Istanbul.
The first clients of the direct fight were very pleased with a quick direct flight to save much time, instead of transit at Vientiane Laos, or Saigon.
DOHA QATAR and Georgia on Tuesday signed a treaty on open skies that would pave the way for direct flights between Doha and the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
In the last 10 years he has not left a single stone unturned in the hope to see that the direct flight becomes a reality.
Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, will also talk with its Korean counterpart for direct flight between Songshan Airport and Seoul Gimpo Airport, in an attempt to materialize the "golden flight circle" in East Asia, put forth by President Ma Ying-jeou, which will lead to close exchanges between the four metropolises in the aspects of commerce, finance, and technology.
Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, calls for a direct flight between Birmingham International airport and Punjab's leading airport of Amristar to be restored due to overwhelming demand of among the local community.
The preliminary agreement on launching the direct flight was reached during the visit of the Iranian delegation to Belarus, addressing the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee on 23 October Morteazaq Tamadon siad adding taht the Minister of Transport and Communication of Iran is expected to come to Minsk soon to discuss the details of operating the direct flight between Minsk and Tehran.
Simon Craven, Arriva's director of communications, said: "A direct flight from Newcastle to Copenhagen will bring significant time savings and reduce air miles for necessary travel to and from our businesses in Copenhagen and elsewhere in Denmark.
Thailand's Bangkok Airways has, so far, operated the only direct flights to Siem Reap from abroad.
If Brazil's foreign tourism boom continues, a direct flight might not be out of the question in the not-so-distant future.
Kitts Marriott Resort is now offering residents of key cities with direct flight service to St.

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