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Synonyms for direction
dɪˈrɛk ʃən, ˈdaɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. direction, way(noun)

    a line leading to a place or point

    "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"

    Synonyms:
    focal point, guidance, focus, management, manner, counselling, counsel, way, commission, 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

    "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

    Synonyms:
    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

    "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

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

  6. direction, instruction(noun)

    a message describing how something is to be done

    "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

    Synonyms:
    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

    "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

    Synonyms:
    focal point, guidance, focus, management, 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

    "the judge's charge to the jury"

    Synonyms:
    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, 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

    "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    aim, bearing, course, inclination, tendency, way

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. direction

    Synonyms:
    course, tendency, inclination, line, control, command, bearing, superscription, order, address

    Antonyms:
    misdirection, deviation, mis-control, misinstruction, aberration

Editors Contribution

  1. berikto

    show way to destination

    berito to future

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. direction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    aim

  2. direction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tendency, line of motion

  3. direction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    course, bearing, point of compass

  4. direction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    management, oversight, superintendence, government, control

  5. direction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    guidance, lead

  6. direction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    order, command, prescription

  7. direction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    address, superscription

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. direction(n)

    Synonyms:
    guidance, government, administration, management, superintendence, oversight, instruction, order, command, address, superscription

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How to use direction in a sentence?

  1. Chuck Grassley:

    The next Supreme Court justice could dramatically change the direction of the court, the majority of this body believes the American people shouldn't be denied the opportunity to weigh in on this question.

  2. Paul Nehlen:

    Because, I want to make a point that it will ultimately take -- it might not take a million Robert Bowers -- but it's going to take a lot of people all pushing in the same direction to do what needs to be done, and that is to rid white lands of Jews, because they are going to undermine our ability to thrive as a race. They are going to wipe us off the face of the earth.

  3. Tsai Ing-wen:

    Unless China takes provocative action, Tsai Ing-wen likely won't go in the direction of amending the constitution to change the status quo.

  4. Alaina Percival:

    A large percentage of the male engineers I've met have said they got into coding by playing video games, so hopefully this will be a step in the right direction to getting young women and girls inspired to pursue careers in software engineering.

  5. Finance Minister Dusan Mramor:

    There is no democratic country in the world in which privatisation would not raise debate, but so far we are going in the right direction.

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