direct


direct
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direct UK US /dɪˈrekt/, /daɪˈrekt/ adjective
without anyone or anything else being involved or coming between two people or things: »

She decided to take direct control of the project.

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He had had no direct involvement with the deal.

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Have you any direct experience of this kind of work?

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The managers talked about the need for more direct communication between employees.

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We do not and cannot accept any direct compensation or gifts.

happening as an immediate effect of something: »

Delays in project schedules are often the direct result of cutting costs.

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We hope that the increase in the marketing budget will have a direct impact on sales.

TRANSPORT going to a place without any stops or changes in direction: »

a direct flight/route

Ⅱ.
direct UK US /dɪˈrekt/, /daɪˈrekt/ verb [T]
to control or be in charge of an activity, organization, etc.: »

She directs a large charity.

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They've appointed someone from outside the organization to direct the fiscal review.

to aim something in a particular direction, or at a particular person or group of people: direct sth toward(s) sb »

This sales promotion is directed toward retail customers.

direct sth to sth/sb »

Please direct concerns and queries to the project administrator.

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Any future donations will be directed to the housing fund.

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We need to direct the board's attention to this matter immediately.

Ⅲ.
direct UK US /dɪˈrekt/, /daɪˈrekt/ adverb
without anything or anyone else being involved, or coming between two people or things: »

Can I dial this number direct or do I have to go through the switchboard?

TRANSPORT without making a stop or a change in direction: »

I'm not sure if you can fly direct to Buenos Aires from here.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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