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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, or direct to a specific place or group of people
    "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. Govern or manage
  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