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British English: /dɪˈrɛkt/
, /dʌɪˈrɛkt/
American English: /dəˈrɛkt/
, /daɪˈrɛkt/

Translation of direct in Italian:


  • 1 (without intermediary)
    (appeal, aid, control, link, participation, talks)
    in direct contact with
    (communicating) in diretto contatto con
    to keep something away from direct heat, sunlight
    non esporre qualcosa direttamente a fonti di calore, alla diretta luce del sole
  • 2 (without detour)
    (access, route, flight, train)
    to be a direct descendant of
    essere un discendente diretto di, discendere in linea diretta da
  • 3 (clear)
    (cause, comparison, evidence, impact, influence, reference, threat)
    to be the direct opposite of to be of no direct value
    non avere un valore in sé, di per sé
    to be in no direct danger
    non correre rischi immediati
  • 4 (straightforward)
    (approach, answer, method, question, response)
    diretto, franco
    to be direct with somebody
    essere franco con qualcuno


transitive verb

  • 2 (control)
    dirigere (company, operation, project, traffic)
  • 3 (point, aim)
    dirigere (attack, light, car, look) (at verso)
    volgere (steps) (at verso)
    puntare (gun) (at contro)
  • 5 (instruct)to direct somebody to do
    ordinare a qualcuno di fare
    imporre a qualcuno di fare
    to direct that something (should) be done
    ordinare che sia fatto qualcosa
    he directed that the money be repaid
    impose che la somma di denaro fosse rimborsata
    he did it as directed
    ha agito, lo ha fatto secondo le istruzioni
    “to be taken as directed” (Pharmacology)
    “seguire attentamente le modalità d'uso”

intransitive verb

(Cinema, Radio, Television)
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