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Adjective: directing  dI'rek-ting or di'rek-ting
  1. Showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
    "felt his mother's directing arm around him";
    - directional, directive, guiding
Verb: direct  dI'rekt or di'rekt
  1. Command with authority
    "He directed the children to do their homework"
  2. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself";
    - target, aim, place, point
  3. (performing arts) guide the actors in (plays and films)
  4. Be in charge of
  5. Accompany somebody somewhere to show them the way
    "we directed him to our chief";
    - lead, take, conduct, guide
  6. Cause to go somewhere
    "He directed all his energies into his dissertation";
    - send
  7. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    - aim, take, train, take aim
  8. (music) Have the leading position, as in the performance of a composition
    "direct an orchestra";
    - conduct, lead
  9. Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
    "I directed them towards the town hall"
  10. Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    - calculate, aim
  11. Determine the direction of travelling
    - steer, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], point, head, guide, channelize, channelise [Brit]
  12. Put an address on (an envelope)
    - address
  13. Plan and control how a complex undertaking is done
    "he directed the robbery";
    - mastermind, engineer, organize, organise [Brit], orchestrate

See also: leading

Type of: apprise, care, command, control, create, deal, designate, destine, displace, do, enjoin, execute, handle, instruct, intend, label, make, manage, move, order, perform, plan, position, say, specify, tell

Encyclopedia: Directing