Meaning of “steer” - Learner’s Dictionary

steer

verb uk us /stɪər/
VEHICLE [ I, T ]

B2 to control the direction of a vehicle:

I tried to steer the boat away from the bank.
SITUATION [ T ]

to influence the way a situation develops:

I managed to steer the conversation away from my exam results.
steer sb into/out of/towards, etc

to guide someone somewhere, especially by putting your hand on their back:

He steered me towards the door.
→ See also steer clear of sb/sth

(Definition of “steer” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)