adj. 25B6; adjective
the most direct route : STRAIGHT, undeviating, unswerving; shortest, quickest.
a direct flight : NON-STOP, unbroken, uninterrupted, through.
he is very direct : FRANK, candid, straightforward, honest, open, blunt, plain-spoken, outspoken, forthright, downright, no-nonsense, matter-of-fact, not afraid to call a spade a spade; informal upfront.
direct contact with the president : FACE TO FACE, personal, head-on, immediate, first-hand, tête-à-tête.
a direct quotation : VERBATIM, word for word, to the letter, faithful, exact, precise, accurate, correct.
the direct opposite : EXACT, absolute, complete, diametrical.
an economic elite directed the nation's affairs : MANAGE, govern, run, administer, control, conduct, handle, be in charge/control of, preside over, lead, head, rule, be at the helm of; supervise, superintend, oversee, regulate, orchestrate, coordinate; informal run the show, call the shots/tune, be in the driving seat.
was that remark directed at me? : AIM AT, target at, address to, intend for, mean for, design for.
a man in uniform directed them to the hall : GIVE DIRECTIONS, show the way, guide, lead, conduct, accompany, usher, escort.
the judge directed the jury to return a not guilty verdict : INSTRUCT, tell, command, order, charge, require; poetic/literary bid.