co·​di·​rect ˌkō-də-ˈrekt How to pronounce codirect (audio)
variants or co-direct
codirected or co-directed; codirecting or co-directing

transitive + intransitive

: to share the duties of directing (something) with another or others : to direct (something) jointly
codirect a film
co-directing a seminar on online advertising
A couple of years ago I inherited a job codirecting a program that integrates children's books into pediatric practice.Perri Klass
Carlos and Christie Vela not only co-star but co-direct, working in tandem onstage and off.Lindsey Wilson
codirector noun
or co-director
plural codirectors or co-directors
codirectors of the New York City Ballet
co-director of the laboratory

Examples of codirect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bonny Gothier, 56, and her daughter, Alex Guerriere, 30, both of Baltimore, will codirect the club, which will have four courts with video cameras, plus a viewing room where players can watch their games afterward. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 3 Jan. 2023 In a Sundance record, of the festival's 118 feature-length titles, 44% were directed or codirected by women, with 34% directed or co-directed by a person of color. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, 5 Feb. 2020 Last year 40% -- 45 movies -- were directed or codirected by a woman. Toyin Owoseje, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 But her promotion wasn’t that surprising: Lee wrote and codirected 2013’s Frozen, which was the highest-grossing animated film of all time until this year’s The Lion King surpassed it. Doree Shafrir, Marie Claire, 18 Nov. 2019 The actress codirected two short films, including The Arm, a project that won her a special jury prize at Sundance in 2012. Glamour, 28 Mar. 2019 The documentary, which Burns codirected with filmmaker Li-Shin Yu, debuts nationally at 8 p.m. Tuesday on PBS stations. Jeff Gammage,, 25 May 2018 Captain Marvel, which comes out in 2019, is being codirected by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, 13 July 2018 In fact, the whole Kline crew including Owen and Greta appeared in The Anniversary Party, cowritten and codirected by Leigh. Maria Carter, Country Living, 22 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of codirect was in 1909

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“Codirect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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