Execute vs Direct - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between execute and direct
is that execute
is while direct
is to manage, control, steer.
As an adjective direct is
straight, constant, without interruption.
As an adverb direct is
To kill as punishment for capital crimes.
To carry out; to put into effect.
- There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes.
- Your orders have been executed , sir!
- I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.
- Why delays / His hand to execute what his decree / Fixed on this day?
- to execute a difficult piece of music brilliantly
To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a contract.
(computing) To start, launch or run; as, to execute a program.
- to execute a turn in ballet
* (computing) start, launch, run, open
Straight, constant, without interruption.
Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end.
- the most direct route between two buildings
Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
* John Locke
- Be even and direct with me.
- He nowhere, that I know, says it in direct words.
In the line of descent; not collateral.
- a direct and avowed interference with elections
(astronomy) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; said of the motion of a celestial body.
- a descendant in the direct line
* direct action
* direct current
* direct flight
* direct initiative
* direct object
* direct quote
* 2009 , Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 346:
- Presumably Mary is to carry messages that she, Anne, is too delicate to convey direct .
To manage, control, steer.
To aim (something) at (something else).
- to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army
- They directed their fire towards the men on the wall.
To point out or show to (somebody) the right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way.
- He directed his question to the room in general.
- He directed me to the left-hand road.
To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order.
- the next points to which I will direct your attention
- She directed them to leave immediately.
(dated) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent.
- I'll first direct my men what they shall do.
- to direct a letter