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synonyms for directs

  • advise
  • conduct
  • control
  • guide
  • handle
  • keep
  • lead
  • operate
  • run
  • supervise
  • administer
  • boss
  • dispose
  • dominate
  • govern
  • influence
  • ordain
  • quarterback
  • regulate
  • rule
  • shepherd
  • superintend
  • be in the driver's seat
  • call the shots
  • carry on
  • control the affairs of
  • have the say
  • head up
  • preside over
  • run the show
  • run things
  • take the reins

antonyms for directs

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  • abandon
  • give up
  • leave
  • let go
  • neglect
  • obey
  • serve
  • follow
  • mismanage
  • submit
  • surrender
  • yield
  • diverge
  • misdirect
  • misguide
  • mislead
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How to use directs in a sentence

Fenix bowed, said a few words to the Italian woman, and waited with the calmness of one who directs events.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
By words the superior man directs others; but in order to do this his words must be sincere.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Even the little village where my history directs our attention has one savor of dignified antiquity.
PAPERS FROM OVERLOOK-HOUSECASPER ALMORE
It directs that there shall be certain vaults, and safes, and rooms for deposit of the money of the government.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
Whatever He directs is to be done, simply because He directs it.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FRANK G. ALLEN, MINISTER OF THE GOSPELFRANK G. ALLEN
And in regard to what He directs, there can be no compromise.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FRANK G. ALLEN, MINISTER OF THE GOSPELFRANK G. ALLEN
The Sun, her father, protects her, and directs all her actions.
ASTRONOMY FOR AMATEURSCAMILLE FLAMMARION
If I think of it at all, I connect it with my son, and feel how all belongs to him, and that his is the head that directs it.
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
Blandly and with conscious pride the Professor directs the young man's attention to his fine collection of living snakes.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
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