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steer toward (something)

1. To guide or aim a vehicle in the direction of someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "steer" and "toward" to specify what is being driven. Keep the boat steady and toward the lighthouse. The police officer told me to steer the car toward a checkpoint on the side of the road. The pilot began steering the plane toward the nearest airport.
2. To attempt to convince or persuade someone to choose, consider, or become involved with someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "steer" and "toward." Mary said she wanted to go out with Mark, but I tried to steer her toward Mike instead. These pushy salespeople always try to steer you toward the more expensive options. I always try to steer my clients toward sensible investments that will yield steady, long-term growth.
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steer something toward someone or something

to guide something in the direction of someone or something. The farmer steered the tractor toward the sheriff, who had come to talk to the farmer. Please steer the car toward the right side.
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steer toward someone or something

to turn or drive toward someone or something. He steered toward the empty parking space, but someone got there before he did. steer toward the house with the red door.
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"I highly doubt that Bensalah, who is the product of the system, would be able to steer us towards that.
They map our route from point A to point B (Google), ensure inventory control and timely delivery of goods and services (Amazon), make games more real (Call of Duty) and steer us towards food, music and movies that they know we will like " even before we know it ourselves.
It looked more and more likely that their influence and philosophy was going to steer us towards a no deal WITH MARK TAMI Alyn and Deeside MP situation - something businesses have repeatedly warned us against.
"Our movement is a just an urgent call to our compatriots and a struggle to first arrest the carnage that has befell our country and secondly to steer us towards democracy and development, which are the cornerstones of nationhood, an African nationhood of democracy, development, equal citizenry, justice and freedom", he said in a statement publicly unveiled on Monday.
has concentrated all his efforts, with the help of a small clique around him, to quite literally loot the coffers of our great country to total bankruptcy," he said."Our movement is a just and urgent call to our compatriots and a struggle to first arrest the carnage that has befell our country, and secondly to steer us towards democracy and development, which are the cornerstones of nationhood".
We have always been, and will always be proud Emiratis, continuing the journey to greatness that they began for us, and that our leaders today continue to steer us towards," said Ahmad Bin Byat, Chairman of du.
"We have always been, and will always be proud Emiratis, continuing the journey to greatness that they began for us, and that our leaders today continue to steer us towards. I personally feel that the sincerest way to mark the UAE's 42nd National Day is to consider the hard work, impeccable image and triumphs that our country has achieved.
Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat transport spokeswoman, said: "The Active Travel Bill offers great potential to steer us towards a healthier and more environmentallyfriendly Wales and I have been delighted to see the way in which the bill has evolved during its passage through the Assembly."
After all, they didn't exactly impress while trying to steer us towards an 8-8-8 set-up.
"The Abrj team also helped steer us towards establishing our central food preparation factory.
"Four wins out of four is just the start we were after and with the fillip of this FA Cup performance against real quality opposition I'm hoping the lads will gather more confidence and fingers crossed steer us towards a promotion-winning season."
Town are now looking for a new manager who will be in the job to steer us towards promotion, and ultimately towards the Premier League, which the Galpharm is deserving of.
A great recovery, however, by Rafa to steer us towards fourth and the Champions League semifinal when it looked like a forlorn quest.
'The policy and investment choices we make in the next few years will steer us towards a better--or worse--environmental future.
"But up to that point we need to get decent, clear and cross-European mobility plans that will steer us towards cutting congestion and improving the environment.