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English definition of “direct”

direct

verb (CONTROL)   
C1 [T] to control or be in charge of an activity, organization, etc.: She directs a large charity.Managing and organizing C1 [T] to tell people the direction in which they must drive: There was a police officer directing the traffic. B1 [I or T] to be in charge of a film or play and tell the actors how to play their parts: He wanted to give up acting and start directing (his own films). "Jaws" was directed by Steven Spielberg. → Compare produce verbProduction, direction and recording
(Definition of direct verb (CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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