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

Definition of codirect

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

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Other Words from codirect

codirector \ ˌkō-​də-​ˈrek-​tər How to pronounce codirector (audio) , -​dī-​ \ or co-director noun, 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 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, "The best movies that came out of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival," 5 Feb. 2020 Last year 40% -- 45 movies -- were directed or codirected by a woman. Toyin Owoseje, CNN, "Sundance Film Festival: Event bucks Hollywood trend with increasingly diverse lineup," 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, "How Jennifer Lee Built a Career on Imagination," 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, "Netflix Had the Perfect Response to Someone Who Questioned Brie Larson’s Directing Skills," 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,, "When past is present: New documentary explores harsh treatment of Chinese immigrants," 25 May 2018 Captain Marvel, which comes out in 2019, is being codirected by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Marvel's Black Widow Movie Will Have a Female Director," 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, "All Odds Were Against Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline Making It as a Couple," 22 Nov. 2017 Millepied codirected the project alongside Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington, working with celebrated cinematographer Darius Khondji to bring the world of fashion to the silver screen. Vogue, "The Fashion Set Comes Out for a Screening of Rag & Bone’s New Film, Why Can’t We Get Along," 2 Feb. 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Codirect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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