direct verb, adjective, adverb BrE AmE ( ˌ ) daɪ ə ˈrekt də-, dɪ- AmE \ də- daɪ-
▷ direct|ed ɪd əd
▷ direct|ing ɪŋ
▷ direct|s s —In the case of direct, the stress-shifted form ˌdaɪ ə rekt is frequent in British English in phrases such as ˌ direct ˈ debit ; but the weak-vowelled variant is also heard, də ˈrekt, dɪ- , with no stress shift, thus di ˌ rect ˈ debit.
— Preference poll, American English: də- 78%, daɪ- 22%.
▶ ˌ direct ˈ debit, •ˌ•- BrE AmE
▶ ˌ direct ˈ method, •ˌ•- BrE AmE
▶ ˌ direct ˈ object, •ˌ•- BrE AmE
▶ ˌ direct ˈ speech, •ˌ•- BrE AmE
▶ ˌ direct ˈ tax, •ˌ•- BrE AmE