dirigir


dirigir
v.
1 to steer (conducir) (coche, barco).
2 to manage (llevar) (empresa, hotel, hospital).
dirige mi tesis, me dirige la tesis he's supervising my thesis, he's my PhD supervisor
3 to direct.
Ella dirigió el caso She directed the case.
Ella dirige al equipo She directs the team.
4 to address (carta, paquete).
5 to guide (guiar) (person).
6 to point, to range.
Ellos dirigen al misil They point the missile.
7 to drive, to steer, to pilot, to head.
Ella dirige el avión She drives the plane.
8 to conduct.
Ella dirige la orquesta She conducts the orchestra.
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DIRIGIR
CONJUGACIÓN
(g changes to j before a and o)
Present Indicative
dirijo, diriges, dirige, dirigimos, dirigís, dirigen.
Present Subjunctive
dirija, dirijas, dirija, dirijamos, dirijáis, dirijan.
Imperative
dirige (tú), dirija (él/Vd.), dirijamos (nos.), dirigid (vos.), dirijan (ellos/Vds.).
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verb
1) to direct, lead
2) conduct
3) address
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1. VT
1) (=orientar) [+ persona] to direct; [+ asunto] to advise, guide

lo dirigió con ayuda de un mapa — she showed him the way o directed him with the help of a map

¿por qué no vas tú delante y nos diriges? — why don't you go first and lead the way?

un asesor le dirige las finanzas — a consultant advises him on his finances

estos principios dirigen nuestra política — these are the guiding principles behind our policy

dirigían sus pasos hacia la iglesia — they made their way o walked towards the church

palabra 2)
2) (=apuntar) [+ arma, telescopio] to aim, point (a, hacia at)
[+ manguera] to turn (a, hacia on) point (a, hacia at)

dirigió los focos al escenario — he pointed o directed the lights towards the stage

ordenó dirigir el fuego hacia el enemigo — he ordered them to direct o aim their fire at the enemy

3) (=destinar)
a) [+ carta, comentario, pregunta] to address (a to)

la carta iba dirigida al director — the letter was addressed to the editor

b) [+ libro, programa, producto] to aim (a at)

una publicación dirigida al mercado infantil — a publication aimed at the children's market

c) [+ acusación, críticas] to make (a, contra against)
level (a, contra at, against) [+ ataques] to make (a, contra against)

dirigieron graves acusaciones contra el ministro — serious accusations were made against the minister, serious accusations were levelled at o against the minister

le dirigieron fuertes críticas — he was strongly criticized, he came in for some strong criticism

d) [+ esfuerzos] to direct (a, hacia to, towards)

hay que dirigir todos nuestros esfuerzos hacia este fin — we must direct all our efforts to this end

4) (=controlar) [+ empresa, hospital, centro de enseñanza] to run; [+ periódico, revista] to edit, run; [+ expedición, país, sublevación] to lead; [+ maniobra, operación, investigación] to direct, be in charge of; [+ debate] to chair; [+ proceso judicial] to preside over; [+ tesis] to supervise; [+ juego, partido] to referee

dirige el Departamento de Biología — he runs the Biology Department

el Partido Comunista dirigió los destinos del país durante siete décadas — the Communist Party controlled the fate of the country for seven decades

el equipo de jugadores que dirige Muñoz — the team of players led by Muñoz

dirigió la investigación desde Madrid — he directed the investigation from Madrid

dirigió mal las negociaciones — he handled the negotiations badly, he mismanaged the negotiations

cotarro 1)
5) (Cine, Teat) to direct
6) (Mús) [+ orquesta, concierto] to conduct; [+ coro] to lead

¿quién dirigirá el coro? — who will be the choirmaster?, who will lead the choir?

7) (=conducir) [+ coche] to drive; [+ barco] to steer; [+ caballo] to lead

dirigió su coche hacia la izquierda — he steered o drove his car towards the left

2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) <empresa> to manage, run; <periódico/revista> to run, edit; <investigación/tesis> to supervise; <debate> to lead, chair

dirigir el tráfico — to direct o control the traffic

b) <obra/película> to direct
c) <orquesta> to conduct
2)
a)

dirigir algo a alguien — <mensaje/carta> to address something to somebody; <críticas> to direct something to somebody

el presidente dirigirá un mensaje a la nación — the president will address the nation

el folleto va dirigido a los padres — the booklet is aimed at parents

la pregunta iba dirigida a usted — the question was meant for you

no me dirigió la palabra — he didn't say a word to me

b)

dirigir algo hacia or a algo/alguien — <telescopio> to point something toward(s) something/somebody; <pistola> to point something toward(s) something/somebody

dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/alguien — to look at something/somebody

le dirigió una mirada de reproche — she gave him a reproachful look

dirigió sus pasos hacia la esquina — he walked toward(s) the corner

3) (encaminar)

dirigir algo a + inf — <esfuerzos> to channel something into -ing; <energía/atención> to direct something toward(s) -ing

acciones dirigidas a aliviar el problema — measures aimed at alleviating the problem

2.
dirigirse v pron
1) (encaminarse)

dirigirse hacia algo — to head for something

2)

dirigirse a alguien — (oralmente) to speak o talk to somebody; (por escrito) to write to somebody

me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle ... — (Corresp) I am writing to request ...

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= address, channel, direct, gear (to/toward(s)/for), lead, man, pitch, route, run, steer, head, signpost, give + direction, angle, rule over, lend + direction, shepherd, choreograph, key + Nombre + to.
Ex. More can be assumed in instructions addressed to the experienced information searcher than in instructions for the novice.
Ex. Users make suggestions for modifications and these are then channelled through a series of committees.
Ex. This statement directs the user to adopt a number more specific terms in preference to the general term.
Ex. Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
Ex. A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
Ex. The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep.
Ex. Thus pitching instructions at the right level can be difficult.
Ex. Requests which cannot be filled by local or regional libraries are automatically routed by the system to NLM as the library of last resort.
Ex. The service is run by Radio-Suisse and can be accessed via de PSS.
Ex. They decided that they had to set up information and referral services to steer people to the correct agency.
Ex. A stickler for details, sometimes to the point of compulsion, Edmonds was deemed a fortuitous choice to head the monumental reorganization process.
Ex. There is a need for a firststop organization that could signpost the public through the maze of government agencies and social welfare organizations.
Ex. To give direction to these physical resources, there are objectives for the project and a framework timetable.
Ex. This publication seems to find particular favour in law firms, possibly because of its currency and the way it is angled towards the commercial world.
Ex. From the impressive library of his mansion home on Beacon Hill, Ticknor ruled over Boston's intellectual life and was looked to as the leading arbiter of intellectual and social life in that great city.
Ex. Policies are guidelines that lend direction to planning and decision-making.
Ex. He showed the ability of a single mind to shepherd cultural ventures.
Ex. Response to reading room theft should be carefully choreographed but decisive.
Ex. The case study found that children do have the ability to use a classification scheme that is keyed to their developmental level.
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* dirigir el cotarro = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
* dirigir el esfuerzo = direct + effort, direct + energy.
* dirigir información a = direct + information towards.
* dirigir interpretación musical = conduct.
* dirigir la atención = put + focus.
* dirigir la atención a = turn to, direct + Posesivo + attention to(ward).
* dirigir la mirada hacia = look toward(s).
* dirigir la palabra = be civil towards.
* dirigir los intereses de uno = break into.
* dirigir + Posesivo + atención = turn + Posesivo + attention, turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
* dirigir + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
* dirigir + Posesivo + mirada = turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
* dirigirse = be headed, head, head out.
* dirigirse a = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to.
* dirigirse a Alguien = approach + Alguien.
* dirigirse amenazadoramente hacia = bear down on.
* dirigirse a toda prisa hacia = make + haste towards.
* dirigirse en multitud = beat + the path to.
* dirigirse hacia = be on + Posesivo + way to, start toward, move toward(s), be heading towards, head for, turn into.
* dirigirse hacia + Dirección = push + Dirección.
* dirigirse hacia el oeste = push + westward(s).
* dirigirse la palabra = on speaking terms.
* dirigirse rápidamente hacia = make + haste towards.
* dirigir una crítica hacia = level + criticism at.
* dirigir una tesis = supervise + dissertation, supervise + thesis.
* dirigir un servicio = run + service.
* lectura no dirigida = undirected reading.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) <empresa> to manage, run; <periódico/revista> to run, edit; <investigación/tesis> to supervise; <debate> to lead, chair

dirigir el tráfico — to direct o control the traffic

b) <obra/película> to direct
c) <orquesta> to conduct
2)
a)

dirigir algo a alguien — <mensaje/carta> to address something to somebody; <críticas> to direct something to somebody

el presidente dirigirá un mensaje a la nación — the president will address the nation

el folleto va dirigido a los padres — the booklet is aimed at parents

la pregunta iba dirigida a usted — the question was meant for you

no me dirigió la palabra — he didn't say a word to me

b)

dirigir algo hacia or a algo/alguien — <telescopio> to point something toward(s) something/somebody; <pistola> to point something toward(s) something/somebody

dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/alguien — to look at something/somebody

le dirigió una mirada de reproche — she gave him a reproachful look

dirigió sus pasos hacia la esquina — he walked toward(s) the corner

3) (encaminar)

dirigir algo a + inf — <esfuerzos> to channel something into -ing; <energía/atención> to direct something toward(s) -ing

acciones dirigidas a aliviar el problema — measures aimed at alleviating the problem

2.
dirigirse v pron
1) (encaminarse)

dirigirse hacia algo — to head for something

2)

dirigirse a alguien — (oralmente) to speak o talk to somebody; (por escrito) to write to somebody

me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle ... — (Corresp) I am writing to request ...

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= address, channel, direct, gear (to/toward(s)/for), lead, man, pitch, route, run, steer, head, signpost, give + direction, angle, rule over, lend + direction, shepherd, choreograph, key + Nombre + to.

Ex: More can be assumed in instructions addressed to the experienced information searcher than in instructions for the novice.

Ex: Users make suggestions for modifications and these are then channelled through a series of committees.
Ex: This statement directs the user to adopt a number more specific terms in preference to the general term.
Ex: Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
Ex: A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
Ex: The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep.
Ex: Thus pitching instructions at the right level can be difficult.
Ex: Requests which cannot be filled by local or regional libraries are automatically routed by the system to NLM as the library of last resort.
Ex: The service is run by Radio-Suisse and can be accessed via de PSS.
Ex: They decided that they had to set up information and referral services to steer people to the correct agency.
Ex: A stickler for details, sometimes to the point of compulsion, Edmonds was deemed a fortuitous choice to head the monumental reorganization process.
Ex: There is a need for a firststop organization that could signpost the public through the maze of government agencies and social welfare organizations.
Ex: To give direction to these physical resources, there are objectives for the project and a framework timetable.
Ex: This publication seems to find particular favour in law firms, possibly because of its currency and the way it is angled towards the commercial world.
Ex: From the impressive library of his mansion home on Beacon Hill, Ticknor ruled over Boston's intellectual life and was looked to as the leading arbiter of intellectual and social life in that great city.
Ex: Policies are guidelines that lend direction to planning and decision-making.
Ex: He showed the ability of a single mind to shepherd cultural ventures.
Ex: Response to reading room theft should be carefully choreographed but decisive.
Ex: The case study found that children do have the ability to use a classification scheme that is keyed to their developmental level.
* dirigir el cotarro = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
* dirigir el esfuerzo = direct + effort, direct + energy.
* dirigir información a = direct + information towards.
* dirigir interpretación musical = conduct.
* dirigir la atención = put + focus.
* dirigir la atención a = turn to, direct + Posesivo + attention to(ward).
* dirigir la mirada hacia = look toward(s).
* dirigir la palabra = be civil towards.
* dirigir los intereses de uno = break into.
* dirigir + Posesivo + atención = turn + Posesivo + attention, turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
* dirigir + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
* dirigir + Posesivo + mirada = turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
* dirigirse = be headed, head, head out.
* dirigirse a = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to.
* dirigirse a Alguien = approach + Alguien.
* dirigirse amenazadoramente hacia = bear down on.
* dirigirse a toda prisa hacia = make + haste towards.
* dirigirse en multitud = beat + the path to.
* dirigirse hacia = be on + Posesivo + way to, start toward, move toward(s), be heading towards, head for, turn into.
* dirigirse hacia + Dirección = push + Dirección.
* dirigirse hacia el oeste = push + westward(s).
* dirigirse la palabra = on speaking terms.
* dirigirse rápidamente hacia = make + haste towards.
* dirigir una crítica hacia = level + criticism at.
* dirigir una tesis = supervise + dissertation, supervise + thesis.
* dirigir un servicio = run + service.
* lectura no dirigida = undirected reading.

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dirigir [I7 ]
vt
A
1 ‹empresa› to manage, run; ‹periódico/revista› to run, edit; ‹investigación/tesis› to supervise; ‹debate› to lead, chair
dirigió la operación de rescate he led o directed the rescue operation
dirigir el tráfico to direct o control the traffic
2 ‹obra/película› to direct
3 ‹orquesta› to conduct
B
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 ‹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
C (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
A
(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
B dirigirse A algn (oralmente) to speak o talk TO sb, address sb (frml) (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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dirigir (conjugate dirigir) verbo transitivo
1
a)empresato manage, run;

periódico/revistato run, edit;
investigación/tesisto supervise;
debateto lead, chair;
tráficoto direct
b)obra/películato direct;

orquestato conduct
2
a) dirigir algo a algn ‹mensaje/carta› to address sth to sb;

críticas› to direct sth to sb;
la pregunta iba dirigida a usted the question was meant for you;

no me dirigió la palabra he didn't say a word to me
b) dirigir algo hacia or a algo/algn ‹telescopio› to point sth toward(s) sth/sb;

pistola› to point sth toward(s) sth/sb;
dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/algn to look at sth/sb;
dirigió sus pasos hacia la esquina he walked toward(s) the corner

3 (encaminar) dirigir algo a hacer algo ‹esfuerzos› to channel sth into doing sth;
energía/atención› to direct sth toward(s) doing sth
dirigirse verbo pronominal
1 (encaminarse): dirigirse hacia algo to head for sth
2 dirigirse a algn (oralmente) to speak o talk to sb;
(por escrito) to write to sb
dirigir verbo transitivo
1 (estar al mando de) to direct
(una empresa) to manage
(un negocio, una escuela) to run
(un sindicato, partido) to lead
(un periódico) to edit
2 (una orquesta) to conduct
(una película) to direct
3 (hacer llegar unas palabras, un escrito) to address
(una mirada) to give
4 (encaminar, poner en una dirección) to direct, steer: dirigió el coche hacia la salida, he drove his car to the exit
dirigió la mirada hacia la caja fuerte, she looked towards the strongbox
dirigió sus pasos hacia el bosque, he made his way towards the wood
'dirigir' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cruzar
- derivar
- destinar
- enchufar
- enfilar
- mandar
- manejar
- manipular
- orquestar
- palabra
- conducir
English:
address
- aim
- bend
- conduct
- control
- direct
- guide
- lead
- level
- manage
- mastermind
- operate
- pitch
- run
- shine
- spearhead
- steer
- turn
- edit
- head
- produce
- target
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dirigir
vt
1. [conducir] [coche, barco] to steer;
[avión] to pilot;
el canal dirige el agua hacia el interior de la región the canal channels the water towards the interior of the region
2. [estar al cargo de] [empresa, hotel, hospital] to manage;
[colegio, cárcel, periódico] to run; [partido, revuelta] to lead; [expedición] to head, to lead; [investigación] to supervise;
dirige mi tesis, me dirige la tesis he's supervising my thesis, he's my PhD supervisor o US advisor
3. [película, obra de teatro] to direct;
[orquesta] to conduct
4. [apuntar]
dirigió la mirada hacia la puerta he looked towards the door;
dirige el telescopio al norte point the telescope towards the north;
dirigió sus acusaciones a las autoridades her accusations were aimed at the authorities
5. [dedicar, encaminar]
nos dirigían miradas de lástima they were giving us pitying looks, they were looking at us pityingly;
dirigir unas palabras a alguien to speak to sb, to address sb;
dirige sus esfuerzos a incrementar los beneficios she is directing her efforts towards increasing profits, her efforts are aimed at increasing profits;
dirigen su iniciativa a conseguir la liberación del secuestrado the aim of their initiative is to secure the release of the prisoner;
dirigió sus pasos hacia la casa he headed towards the house;
no me dirigen la palabra they don't speak to me;
un programa dirigido a los amantes de la música clásica a programme (intended) for lovers of classical music;
consejos dirigidos a los jóvenes advice aimed at the young
6. [carta, paquete] to address
7. [guiar] [persona] to guide
See also the pronominal verb dirigirse
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dirigir
v/t
1 TEA, película direct; MÚS conduct
2 COM manage, run
3
:
dirigir una carta a address a letter to;
dirigir una pregunta a direct a question to
4 (conducir) lead
* * *
dirigir {35} vt
1) : to direct, to lead
2) : to address
3) : to aim, to point
4) : to conduct (music)
See also the reflexive verb dirigirse
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dirigir vb
1. (película, tráfico) to direct
James Cameron dirigió "Titanic" James Cameron directed "Titanic"
2. (empresa, equipo) to manage
¿quién dirige la selección española? who manages the Spanish national team?
3. (negocio, organización, sistema) to run [pt. ran; pp. run]
el gobierno dirige el país the government runs the country
4. (expedición, investigación, partido) to lead [pt. & pp. led]
el inspector que dirige la investigación the inspector who is leading the investigation
5. (libro, medida) to aim / to direct
el libro está dirigido a un público joven the book is aimed at young readers
6. (carta, palabras) to address
dirigió sus comentarios a todos los jóvenes presentes she addressed her comments to all the young people who were there
7. (orquesta) to conduct
no dirigir la palabra a alguien not to speak to somebody

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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