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Synonyms for direction
dɪˈrɛk ʃən, ˈdaɪ-di·rec·tion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. direction, waynoun

    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. directionnoun

    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. directionnoun

    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, directionnoun

    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, directionnoun

    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, instructionnoun

    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, directionnoun

    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, directionnoun

    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, centeringnoun

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. berikto

    show way to destination

    berito to future

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  
  2. trajectory

    the path that an object is undertaking

    the ball was going in the direction of the opponents racket.

    Submitted by pottie.po.mark.2 on July 20, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. directionnoun

    Synonyms:
    aim

  2. directionnoun

    Synonyms:
    tendency, line of motion

  3. directionnoun

    Synonyms:
    course, bearing, point of compass

  4. directionnoun

    Synonyms:
    management, oversight, superintendence, government, control

  5. directionnoun

    Synonyms:
    guidance, lead

  6. directionnoun

    Synonyms:
    order, command, prescription

  7. directionnoun

    Synonyms:
    address, superscription

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. directionnoun

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

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How to use direction in a sentence?

  1. Renato Flores:

    This administration is characterized by strong rhetoric that is not necessarily supported by actions in the same direction.

  2. Chief Customer Officer Jill Easterbrook:

    One of the biggest things they've been saying is that they want prices which are simple, consistent and low, the changes we're making today are a first step in that direction -- and we've focused on many of the favourite brands customers choose every day.

  3. Andreas Simic:

    Without planning you are like a sailboat at sea. You will go in the direction of the wind’s whim and you will never get to where you want to go. The wind is like the opinion of others, take it for what it is and use it only when it will take you where you want to go.

  4. Peter Tuz:

    People are waiting for an onslaught of earnings, there's been enough negative guidance about the future to make people skeptical about the direction of the market.

  5. Michael Shellenberger:

    And so, you’re always looking to balance the benefits of energy consumption with the downsides. But, the trends are mostly going in the right direction.


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