to control the direction a vehicle is going, for example by turning a wheel:
car/boat etc[intransitive and transitive]
He was steering with only one hand.
steer for/towards etc
Steer toward the left.
to guide someone's behaviour or the way a situation develops
steer somebody towards/away from/through etc something
Teachers try to steer pupils away from drugs.
Helen tried to steer the conversation away from herself.
to be in charge of an organization, team etc and make decisions that help it to be successful, especially during a difficult time
be in charge of[transitive always + adverb/preposition]
steer something through/to etc something
McKinney steered the company through the recession.
to guide someone to a place, especially while touching them
guide somebody to a place[transitive]
steer somebody towards/to etc something
Joel steered Don and Louise towards the backyard.
to avoid someone or something unpleasant or difficult:
Jo tried to steer clear of political issues.