Difference between Address and Direct

What is the difference between Address and Direct?

Address as a verb is to prepare one's self. while Direct as a verb is to manage, control, steer.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application. A formal communication, either written or spoken; a discourse; a speech; a formal application to any one; a petition; a formal statement on some subject or special occasion; as, an address of thanks, an address to the voters. Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address. Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady. Joseph Addison. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness. Act of preparing one's self. street location. A location in computer memory. An Internet address; URL.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To prepare one's self. To direct speech. To aim; to direct. To prepare or make ready. To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake. To clothe or array; to dress. To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience). To direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost. To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit. To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo. To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor. To address one's self to; to prepare one's self for; to apply one's self to; to direct one's speech or discourse to. To handle, discuss about a problem especially to solve it. (computing) To refer a location in computer memory.

Example sentence: If the standard transsexual person wants to be regarded as he or she, my sense is I'll address you according to the part that you appear to be playing.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Straight, constant, without interruption.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To manage, control, steer.To aim at.

Example sentence: We all have a dark side. Most of us go through life avoiding direct confrontation with that aspect of ourselves, which I call the shadow self. There's a reason why. It carries a great deal of energy.

We hope you now know whether to use Address or Direct in your sentence.

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