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tr.v. chan·nel·ized, chan·nel·iz·ing, chan·nel·iz·es
1. To make, form, or cut channels in.
2. To direct through a channel.

chan′nel·i·za′tion (chăn′ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈtʃænəlaɪz) or


(tr) to guide through or as if through a channel; provide a channel for
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(ˈtʃæn lˌaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to channel.
chan`nel•i•za′tion, n.
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Past participle: channelized
Gerund: channelizing

I channelize
you channelize
he/she/it channelizes
we channelize
you channelize
they channelize
I channelized
you channelized
he/she/it channelized
we channelized
you channelized
they channelized
Present Continuous
I am channelizing
you are channelizing
he/she/it is channelizing
we are channelizing
you are channelizing
they are channelizing
Present Perfect
I have channelized
you have channelized
he/she/it has channelized
we have channelized
you have channelized
they have channelized
Past Continuous
I was channelizing
you were channelizing
he/she/it was channelizing
we were channelizing
you were channelizing
they were channelizing
Past Perfect
I had channelized
you had channelized
he/she/it had channelized
we had channelized
you had channelized
they had channelized
I will channelize
you will channelize
he/she/it will channelize
we will channelize
you will channelize
they will channelize
Future Perfect
I will have channelized
you will have channelized
he/she/it will have channelized
we will have channelized
you will have channelized
they will have channelized
Future Continuous
I will be channelizing
you will be channelizing
he/she/it will be channelizing
we will be channelizing
you will be channelizing
they will be channelizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been channelizing
you have been channelizing
he/she/it has been channelizing
we have been channelizing
you have been channelizing
they have been channelizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been channelizing
you will have been channelizing
he/she/it will have been channelizing
we will have been channelizing
you will have been channelizing
they will have been channelizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been channelizing
you had been channelizing
he/she/it had been channelizing
we had been channelizing
you had been channelizing
they had been channelizing
I would channelize
you would channelize
he/she/it would channelize
we would channelize
you would channelize
they would channelize
Past Conditional
I would have channelized
you would have channelized
he/she/it would have channelized
we would have channelized
you would have channelized
they would have channelized
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.channelize - direct the coursechannelize - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
dock - maneuver into a dock; "dock the ships"
sheer - cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"
pull over - steer a vehicle to the side of the road; "The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"
helm - be at or take the helm of; "helm the ship"
crab - direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
navigate - direct carefully and safely; "He navigated his way to the altar"
stand out - steer away from shore, of ships
starboard - turn to the right, of helms or rudders
conn - conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
navigate, pilot - act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
canalise, canalize, channel - direct the flow of; "channel information towards a broad audience"
tree, corner - force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
park - maneuver a vehicle into a parking space; "Park the car in front of the library"; "Can you park right here?"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
2.channelize - make a channel for; provide with a channel; "channelize the country for better transportation"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
3.channelize - send from one person or place to anotherchannelize - send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
fetch, bring, get, convey - go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"
project - transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
propagate - transmit; "propagate sound or light through air"
translate - bring to a certain spiritual state
release, turn - let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
send out, send - to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place; "He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
4.channelize - cause to form a channel; "channelize a stream"
straighten, straighten out - make straight
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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