Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section III. Voluntary Action
2. Complex Voluntary Action

693. Direction.

   NOUN:DIRECTION; management, managery [obs.]; government, gubernation [obs.], conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance; bossism [slang, U. S.]; legislature; steerage, pilotage; reins, – of government; helm, rudder, needle, compass; guiding star, lodestar or loadstar, polestar; cynosure.
  ministry, ministration; administration; stewardship, proctorship; chair; agency.
  SUPERVISION, superintendence; surveillance, oversight; eye of the master; control, charge; auspices; board of control (council) [See Council]; command (authority) [See Authority].
  STATESMANSHIP; statecraft, kingcraft, queencraft; premiership, senatorship; director [See Director]; seat, portfolio.
   VERB:DIRECT, manage, govern, conduct; order, prescribe, cut out work for; head, lead; lead the way, show the way; take the lead, lead on; regulate, guide, steer, pilot; take the helm, be at the helm; have -, handle -, hold -, take- the reins; drive, tool [cant], tackle.
  SUPERINTEND, supervise; overlook, oversee, control, keep in order, look after, see to, legislate for; administer, ministrate [obs.]; matronize; patronize; have the -care, – charge- of; have -, take- the direction; pull the -strings, – wires; rule (command) [See Authority]; be the guiding force; have -, hold- -office, – the portfolio; preside, – at the board; take -, occupy -, be in- the chair; pull the stroke oar.
   ADJECTIVE:DIRECTING &c. v.; executive, gubernatorial, supervisory; hegemonic or hegemonical; predominant; statesmanlike.
   ADVERB:IN CHARGE OF, under the guidance of, under the auspices of; in control of, at the helm, at the head of.