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directs

verb
present tense third-person singular of direct

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1 to cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway
  • the aqueduct directs the water into an artificial lake

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2 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority
  • our tour guide directed us to wait in front of the building until she could rejoin us

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3 to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
  • the caretaker directed that all of the windows be closed before we left

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4 to look after and make decisions about
  • the music teacher directs both the student orchestra and the marching band

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5 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
  • we quickly directed our attention toward the noise coming from the rear

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6 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front
  • the guide directed the tour through the museum with commendable efficiency and expertise

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“Directs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/directs. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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