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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. Ted Cruz:

    He ran a historic election -- built an army across the state of conservatives committed to changing the direction of this country.

  2. Film LA President Cathy Schulman:

    The most important thing is the conversation is reaching a tipping point. We're moving in the right direction but it's way too slow.

  3. Ronald Godard:

    If Cuba thinks this exercise will help move things forward in the direction both governments have indicated they wish, it is mistaken.

  4. Democratic Rep. Johnny Shaw:

    Being a pastor of 34 years, it was hard for me to say I won't sign a piece of legislation to make the Bible the state book, but at the end of the day, I think we would be moving in a direction that we really don't want to go in.

  5. Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern:

    Those questions are very, very important, this is the most corrupt president in my lifetime, so I'm glad The Committee is moving in that direction.


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