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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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