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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb channelise:


Definition of the verb channelise

What does channelise mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: channelised | channelising | channelises

  1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • alternative spelling: channelize
    • synonyms of channelise: direct / guide / head / maneuver / manoeuver / manoeuvre / point / steer
    • more generic words: command / control = exercise authoritative control or power over
    • more specific terms:
      • dock = maneuver into a dock
      • sheer = cause to sheer
      • pull over = steer a vehicle to the side of the road
      • helm = be at or take the helm of
      • crab = direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
      • navigate = direct carefully and safely
      • 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
      • channel = direct the flow of
      • corner / tree = force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
      • park = maneuver a vehicle into a parking space
  2. make a channel for; provide with a channel
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • alternative spelling: channelize
    • more generic words: build / construct / make = make by combining materials and parts
  3. send from one person or place to another
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • alternative spelling: channelize
    • synonyms of channelise: channel / transfer / transmit / transport
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
      • convey / bring / fetch / get = go or come after and bring or take back
      • project = transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
      • propagate = transmit
      • translate = bring to a certain spiritual state
      • release / turn = let (something) fall or spill from a container
      • send out / send = to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
  4. cause to form a channel

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Channelise

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Education in South Asia (2003)

by Ramesh Chandra

The Institute has recently established a Society for Innovation and Development to channelise the technological development of activities carried out at the Institute. The Institute has also taken up an activity SUTRA (Sustainable Transformation ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Higher Education: Committees and commissions (2005)

by Suresh Kant Sharma

to channelise it in desirable directions on the basis of socio-economic needs and academic requirements. The State Council for Higher Education would act as a link between the universities and colleges and the States Govemments ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

channelise v [Communications] to subdivide a single channel into several lesser channels of ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

l, -Z, -In, -d channelise BR'tsan) AIZ, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: India (2004)

Efforts will be made to channelise private sector investments too, to support programmes and projects for advancement of women. Legislation The existing legislative structure will be reviewed and additional legislative measures taken by ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Human rights : new dimensions in Dalit problems (2002)

was designed to channelise the flow of benefits and outlays from the general sectors of development in the plans of the States and Central Ministries for the development ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

channelize (also channelise) 7verb chiefly N. Amer. another term for ...

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Scrabble value of C3H4A1N1N1E1L1I1S1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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