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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) direct

Synonyms: direct, mastermind, orchestrate, organise, organize, engineer Definition: plan and direct (a complex undertaking) Usage: he masterminded the robbery

Hypernyms: plan Definition: make plans for something Usage: He is planning a trip with his family

Synonyms: calculate, direct, aim Definition: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Hypernyms: intend, designate, destine, specify Definition: design or destine Usage: She was intended to become the director

Synonyms: direct Definition: command with authority Usage: He directed the children to do their homework

Hypernyms: enjoin, say, order, tell Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority Usage: I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed

Synonyms: direct Definition: give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction Usage: I directed them towards the town hall

Hypernyms: apprise, apprize, instruct Definition: make aware of Usage: Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?

Synonyms: direct, address Definition: put an address on (an envelope)

Hypernyms: label Definition: assign a label to; designate with a label Usage: These students were labelled `learning disabled'

Synonyms: target, direct, aim, point, place Definition: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal Usage: He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face; criticism directed at her superior; direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Hypernyms: aim, direct, take, take aim, train Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards Usage: 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

Synonyms: aim, direct, take, take aim, train Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards Usage: 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

Hypernyms: position Definition: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

Synonyms: direct Definition: guide the actors in (plays and films)

Hypernyms: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: direct, conduct, lead Definition: lead, as in the performance of a composition Usage: conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

Hypernyms: do, perform, execute Definition: carry out or perform an action Usage: John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters; the skater executed a triple pirouette; she did a little dance

Synonyms: direct, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, channelise, channelize, guide, head Definition: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Hypernyms: command, control Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces

Synonyms: send, direct Definition: cause to go somewhere Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: direct Definition: be in charge of

Hypernyms: deal, handle, manage, care Definition: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of Usage: I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Synonyms for (adjective) direct

Synonyms: direct Definition: lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact Usage: the direct opposite

Hypernyms: absolute Definition: perfect or complete or pure Usage: absolute loyalty; absolute silence; absolute truth; absolute alcohol

Synonyms: direct Definition: direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short Usage: a direct route; a direct flight; a direct hit

Hypernyms: door-to-door Definition: (of e.g. journeys or deliveries) direct from point of origin to point of destination Usage: the limousine offers door-to-door service

Hypernyms: nonstop Definition: (of a journey especially a flight) occurring without stops Usage: a nonstop flight to Atlanta

Hypernyms: point-blank Definition: close enough to go straight to the target Usage: point-blank range; a point-blank shot

Hypernyms: straightforward Definition: pointed directly ahead Usage: a straightforward gaze

Hypernyms: undeviating, unswerving Definition: going directly ahead from one point to another without veering or turning aside Usage: some people see evolution as an undeviating upward march from simple organisms to the very complex; a straight and narrow tree-lined road unswerving across the lowlands

Hypernyms: through Definition: (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes Usage: a through street; a through bus; through traffic

Synonyms: direct Definition: straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action Usage: a direct question; a direct response; a direct approach

Hypernyms: bluff Definition: bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured Usage: a bluff but pleasant manner; a bluff and rugged natural leader

Hypernyms: blunt, candid, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder, outspoken, forthright, frank, free-spoken Definition: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion Usage: blunt talking and straight shooting; a blunt New England farmer; I gave them my candid opinion; forthright criticism; a forthright approach to the problem; tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank; it is possible to be outspoken without being rude; plainspoken and to the point; a point-blank accusation

Hypernyms: brutal Definition: disagreeably direct and precise Usage: he spoke with brutal honesty

Hypernyms: flat-footed Definition: without reservation Usage: a flat-footed refusal

Hypernyms: man-to-man Definition: forthright and honest Usage: had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life

Hypernyms: no-nonsense Definition: not tolerating irrelevancies Usage: the no-nonsense tones of a stern parent

Hypernyms: unvarnished, plain Definition: free from any effort to soften to disguise Usage: the plain and unvarnished truth; the unvarnished candor of old people and children

Hypernyms: pointed Definition: direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant Usage: a pointed critique; a pointed allusion to what was going on; another pointed look in their direction

Hypernyms: square, straight, straightforward Definition: without evasion or compromise Usage: a square contradiction; he is not being as straightforward as it appears

Hypernyms: upfront Definition: frank and honest Usage: he was upfront about his intentions

Synonyms: direct, unmediated Definition: having no intervening persons, agents, conditions Usage: in direct sunlight; in direct contact with the voters; direct exposure to the disease; a direct link; the direct cause of the accident; direct vote

Hypernyms: immediate Definition: having no intervening medium Usage: an immediate influence

Synonyms: direct, verbatim Definition: in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker Usage: a direct quotation; repeated their dialog verbatim

Hypernyms: exact Definition: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact Usage: an exact mind; an exact copy; hit the exact center of the target

Synonyms: direct, lineal Definition: in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child Usage: lineal ancestors; lineal heirs; a direct descendant of the king; direct heredity

Hypernyms: matrilineal, matrilinear Definition: based on or tracing descent through the female line Usage: matrilineal inheritance

Hypernyms: patrilineal, patrilinear Definition: based on or tracing descent through the male line Usage: a patrilineal society

Hypernyms: unilateral Definition: tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only

Synonyms: direct Definition: being an immediate result or consequence Usage: a direct result of the accident

Hypernyms: primary Definition: of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary Usage: primary goals; a primary effect; primary sources; a primary interest