direct

v.

1) (d; tr.) ('to point') to direct against, at (they directed the attacks against the enemy's seaports)

2) (d; tr.) ('to address') to direct at, to (the remark was directed at you)

3) (D; tr.) ('to guide') to direct to (can you direct me to the post office?)

4) (d; tr.) ('to aim') to direct to, towards (our efforts were directed towards the elimination of poverty)

5) (H) ('to order') he directed us to remain silent

6) (L; subj.) ('to order') the government directed that supplies be sent to the flooded areas

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[d(a)ɪ'rekt]
towards (our efforts were directed towards the elimination of poverty)
to (the remark was directed at you)
at (they directed the attacks against the enemy's seaports)
(H) ('to order') he directed us to remain silent
(L; subj.) ('to order') the government directed that supplies be sent to the flooded areas
(d; tr.) ('to address') to direct at
(d; tr.) ('to aim') to direct to
(d; tr.) ('to point') to direct against
(D; tr.) ('to guide') to direct to (can you direct me to the post office?)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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