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Translation of "direct" - English-Spanish dictionary

direct

adjective /diˈrekt/
straight; following the quickest and shortest way directo Is this the most direct route? (of manner etc) straightforward and honest franco, sincero, directo a direct answer. occurring as an immediate result directo His dismissal was a direct result of his rudeness to the manager. exact; complete exacto Her opinions are the direct opposite of his. in an unbroken line of descent from father to son etc directo He is a direct descendant of Napoleon. direction /-ʃən/ noun (the) place or point to which one moves, looks etc dirección What direction did he go in? They were heading in my direction (= towards me) I’ll find my way all right – I’ve got a good sense of direction. guidance dirección They are under your direction. (in plural ) instructions (eg on how to get somewhere, use something etc) instrucciones We asked the policeman for directions I have lost the directions for this washing-machine. the act of aiming or turning (something or someone) towards a certain point. orientación directional adjective direccional a directional microphone (= one designed to receive sound from a particular direction). directive /-tiv/ noun a general instruction from a higher authority about what is to be done etc orden, instrucción, directiva The White House issued a directive. directly adverb in a direct manner directamente I went directly to the office. almost at once inmediatamente He will be here directly. directness noun franqueza The directness of his manner sometimes landed him in trouble. director noun a person or thing that directs, eg one of a group of persons who manage the affairs of a business or a person who is in charge of the making of a film, play etc director, directivo He is on the board of directors of our firm The producer and the director quarrelled about the film. directory noun ( plural directories) a type of book giving names and addresses etc guía telefónica, listín a telephone directory. direct debit noun (British) an instruction to your bank to pay money directly from your account to a person or organization at regular intervals Debito Directo You can save money if you pay your electricity bill by direct debit. direct object noun (linguistics) a noun or pronoun that refers to a person or thing which is directly affected by the action of a transitive verb Objeto Directo In the statement ‘He helped me’, the direct object is ‘me’. direct speech noun (linguistics) the actual words which a speaker uses. In writing, these are shown inside quotation marks Estilo Directo Only direct speech should be placed inside inverted commas.
(Definition of direct from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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