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English adjective: directive

1. directive showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on


SamplesFelt his mother's directing arm around him.
The directional role of science on industrial progress.


Synonymsdirecting, directional, guiding


Similarleading


Antonymsfollowing


English noun: directive

1. directive (communication) a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity


SamplesThe boss loves to send us directives.


Broader (hypernym)dictum, pronouncement, say-so


Narrower (hyponym)Presidential Directive









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