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According to WordNet, the verb "direct" has 13 sense(s).

200749376 give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall".

201150559 intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself".

200990812 put an address on (an envelope).

201710317 guide the actors in (plays and films).

201732921 lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years".

202439501 be in charge of.

201151110 point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent".

200749205 command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework".

201931768 direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.

200713015 specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.

201999798 take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace".

201951480 cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation".

200710005 plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery".

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