Synonyms of directing
- 1. direct, order, tell, enjoin, say
- usage: command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
- 2. target, aim, place, direct, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct
- usage: 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"
- 3. direct, make, create
- usage: guide the actors in (plays and films)
- 4. direct, manage, deal, care, handle
- usage: be in charge of
- 5. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide
- usage: 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, move, displace
- usage: 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, position
- usage: 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, perform, execute, do
- usage: lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
- 9. direct, instruct, apprise, apprize
- usage: give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"
- 10. calculate, aim, direct, intend, destine, designate, specify
- usage: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
- 11. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise, control, command
- usage: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
- 12. address, direct, label
- usage: put an address on (an envelope)
- 13. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate, plan
- usage: plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
- 1. directing, directional, directive, guiding, leading (vs. following)
- usage: showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress"
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