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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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For the criminal graft was one in which the businessmen had no direct part--it was what is called a "side line," carried by the police.
It requires a direct dispensation from Heaven to become a walker.
Clarence's way was good, it was simple, it was dignified, it was direct and business-like; all I say is, it was not the best way:
She rode the drill every day, like any soldier; and she could take the bugle and direct the evolutions herself.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
It is evident from the state of the country, from the habits of the people, from the experience we have had on the point itself, that it is impracticable to raise any very considerable sums by direct taxation.
Among the many objects to which a wise and free people find it necessary to direct their attention, that of providing for their SAFETY seems to be the first.
It would have been quite enough, for instance, to have the consciousness by which all so-called direct persons and men of action live.
It is not unknown to me how many men have had, and still have, the opinion that the affairs of the world are in such wise governed by fortune and by God that men with their wisdom cannot direct them and that no one can even help them; and because of this they would have us believe that it is not necessary to labour much in affairs, but to let chance govern them.
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken-- this is effected by maneuvers direct and indirect.
These he shipped from Canada to London, no direct trade being allowed from that colony to any but the mother country.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

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