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Synonyms of direction in English:


  • 1 the village is over the moor in a northerly direction
    way, route, course, line, run, bearing, orientation
  • 2 there's uncertainty over the political direction the newspaper might adopt
    orientation, inclination, leaning, tendency;
    bent, bias, preference, disposition;
    drift, aim, tack, attitude, tone, tenor, mood, feel, style, flavour, vein;
  • 3 the department is under the direction of a senior executive
  • 4 the ward sister gave explicit directions about nursing care
    guideline, recommendation, suggestion;
    (directions)guidance, information, briefing
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