Translation of dirigir in English:

dirigir

vt

  • 2 2.1 [mensaje/carta] dirigir algo a algn to address sth to sb esta noche el presidente dirigirá un mensaje a la nación the president will address the nation tonight la carta venía dirigida a mí the letter was addressed to me dirigió unas palabras de bienvenida a los congresistas he addressed a few words of welcome to the delegates las críticas iban dirigidas a los organizadores the criticisms were directed at the organizers el folleto va dirigido a padres y educadores the booklet is aimed at parents and teachers la pregunta iba dirigida a usted the question was meant for you, I asked you the question no me dirigió la palabra he didn't say a word to me 2.2 [mirada/pasos/telescopio] dirigió la mirada hacia el horizonte he looked toward(s) the horizon, he turned his eyes o his gaze toward(s) the horizon le dirigió una mirada de reproche she looked at him reproachfully, she gave him a reproachful look dirigió sus pasos hacia la esquina he walked toward(s) the corner dirigió el telescopio hacia la luna he pointed the telescope toward(s) the moon
  • 3 (encaminar) [esfuerzos/acciones]dirigir algo a + inf acciones dirigidas a aliviar el problema measures aimed at alleviating o measures designed to alleviate the problem dirigiremos todos nuestros esfuerzos a lograr un acuerdo we shall channel all our efforts into o direct all our efforts toward(s) reaching an agreement

dirigirse v pron

  • 1 (ir) nos dirigíamos al aeropuerto we were heading for o we were going to o we were on our way to the airport se dirigió a su despacho con paso decidido he strode purposefully toward(s) his office se dirigían hacia la frontera they were making o heading for the border el buque se dirigía hacia la costa the ship was heading for o toward(s) the coast
  • 2dirigirse a algn (oralmente) to speak o talk to sb, address sb [formal] (por escrito) to write to sb ¿se dirige a mí? are you talking o speaking to me? me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle … [Corresp] I am writing to request … para más información diríjase a … for more information please write to o contact …

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