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Definition of "channelize" [channelize]

  • To make, form, or cut channels in. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct through a channel. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "channelize" in a sentence
  • "The blogger said Iran's government is motivated by the desire to ultimately convert the country's Internet into an Intranet not only to "disconnect communication between inside the country and abroad," but also to "channelize" access in each region of the country to hinder news of political protests, workers strikes and other problems or developments in the provinces that could motivate others to take action."
  • "With the President calling a "lone wolf attacker" the biggest U.S. threat, the need to channelize the anger of these lone wolves from gun to pen could not be greater."
  • "Peer, who was the Special invitee on the occasion said that objective of the programme was appealing adding that we have to channelize the energy of youth to contribute towards nation building rather to become just bookworms."