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Synonyms for Directiondɪˈrɛk ʃən, ˈdaɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. direction, way(noun)

    a line leading to a place or point

    focal point, guidance, focus, management, manner, counselling, counsel, way, commission, direction, instruction, elbow room, focussing, room, agency, path, way of life, centering, counseling, charge, style, steering, means, fashion, mode, focusing

  2. direction(noun)

    the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

    charge, focal point, focussing, counsel, steering, commission, centering, way, management, counseling, instruction, focus, focusing, counselling, guidance

  3. direction(noun)

    a general course along which something has a tendency to develop

    charge, focal point, focussing, counsel, steering, commission, centering, way, management, counseling, instruction, focus, focusing, counselling, guidance

  4. guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction(noun)

    something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

    direction, guidance, focus, counselor, management, counselling, counsel, way, commission, steering, instruction, counsellor, focussing, advocate, centering, counseling, charge, pleader, focal point, counselor-at-law, focusing

  5. management, direction(noun)

    the act of managing something

    charge, focal point, focussing, counsel, steering, commission, centering, way, management, direction, counseling, instruction, focus, focusing, counselling, guidance

  6. direction, instruction(noun)

    a message describing how something is to be done

    direction, guidance, focus, education, management, program line, counselling, counsel, way, commission, educational activity, instruction, teaching, focussing, centering, counseling, charge, didactics, steering, focal point, statement, command, pedagogy, focusing

  7. steering, guidance, direction(noun)

    the act of setting and holding a course

    focal point, guidance, focus, management, direction, counselling, counsel, way, commission, instruction, focussing, centering, counseling, charge, steering, steerage, focusing

  8. commission, charge, direction(noun)

    a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

    military commission, focus, focal point, accusation, commission, electric charge, management, delegacy, committal, counseling, explosive charge, counselling, deputation, care, steering, complaint, kick, heraldic bearing, billing, cathexis, way, tutelage, centering, boot, commissioning, bursting charge, armorial bearing, delegation, guardianship, direction, focussing, charge, focusing, bearing, guidance, committee, flush, instruction, thrill, rush, burster, bang, mission, counsel, perpetration

  9. focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering(noun)

    the concentration of attention or energy on something

    direction, guidance, focus, nidus, management, counselling, stress, way, commission, counsel, instruction, focussing, focalisation, snap, centering, counseling, charge, steering, focal point, focalization, focusing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. direction

    The direction of an object is the line of motion or of vision toward it, or the line in which the object is moving, considered from our own actual or mental standpoint. Way, literally the road or path, comes naturally to mean the direction of the road or path; conversationally, way is almost a perfect synonym of direction; as, which way did he go? or, in which direction? Bearing is the direction in which an object is seen with reference to another, and especially with reference to the points of the compass. Course is the direction of a moving object; inclination, that toward which a stationary object leans; tendency, the direction toward which anything stretches or reaches out; tendency is stronger and more active than inclination. Compare AIM; CARE; ORDER; OVERSIGHT.

    aim, bearing, course, inclination, tendency, way

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. direction(n.)


  2. direction(n.)

    tendency, line of motion

  3. direction(n.)

    course, bearing, point of compass

  4. direction(n.)

    management, oversight, superintendence, government, control

  5. direction(n.)

    guidance, lead

  6. direction(n.)

    order, command, prescription

  7. direction(n.)

    address, superscription

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