He directed that his body should be buried in Upton.
WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: direct, take, guide, leadIf you direct someone somewhere, you tell them which way to go to get there, but you do not go with them• He directed me to a hotel near the airport (NOT He guided me to a hotel near the airport).!! Do not say that you direct something in a particular direction. Say that you point something in a particular direction• He pointed the gun at the policeman (NOT He directed the gun at the policeman).If you take, guide, or lead someone somewhere, you go with them there• I'll take you to the airport. Use guide especially to talk about helping someone along a difficult route• They guided me through a maze of one-way streets. Use lead to talk about going in front of someone who is following you• The waiter led us to a table.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.