directive


directive
noun
ADJECTIVE
clear

Don't start anything without a clear directive from management.

general
important, prime
advance, advanced, written (all AmE, law)

You can spell out your preferences in an advance directive, so that your family and doctors know what you want.

draft, proposed
specific (esp. AmE)

The book offers no specific directives for what the reader should do.

congressional, EU, government, presidential, etc.
policy, political
environmental, security, etc.
VERB + DIRECTIVE
give, issue

The EU issued a new drinking water directive.

adopt, approve, sign
comply with, follow, implement, obey

All companies must comply with the new directive.

receive

They said they didn't receive any directives from the White House or the Pentagon.

block, oppose (both esp. BrE)
violate (esp. AmE)
DIRECTIVE + VERB
come into force (esp. BrE)

A new EU directive on maternity leave will come into force next month.

require sth

The directive requires member states to designate sites of special scientific interest.

PREPOSITION
in accordance with a/the directive

They acted in accordance with the latest directive from Brussels.

in a/the directive

The proposals are contained in a European directive on wild birds.

under a/the directive

Private health services will be allowed under the directive.

directive for

a new set of directives for the security team

directive from

a directive from the European Commission

directive on

a directive on data protection

PHRASES
the provisions of a directive, the terms of a directive (esp. BrE)

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