Definition of Canalize

1. Verb. Provide (a city) with a canal.

Exact synonyms: Canal, Canalise
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Canal, Canalisation, Canalization, Canal, Canalisation, Canal, Canalization

2. Verb. Direct the flow of. "They canalize the water from the sink"; "Channel information towards a broad audience"

Definition of Canalize

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of canalise) ¹

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Definition of Canalize

1. to canal [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES] - See also: canal

Lexicographical Neighbors of Canalize

canalis spiralis cochleae
canalis spiralis modioli
canalis vertebralis
canalis vomerorostralis
canalize (current term)
canals for lesser palatine nerves
canals of Scarpa
canals of Schlemm

Literary usage of Canalize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Every-day English: A Sequel to "Words and Their Uses" by Richard Grant White, ( (1908)
"... however, that there is yet no ouch word in English as canalize is not a valid ... to canalize is twofold: that it is both needless and un-English. ..."

2. The United States and Mexico, 1821-1848: A History of the Relations Between by George Lockhart Rives (1913)
"... Among those who fled from this part of the field were General canalize and all his cavalry, Almonte, and Santa Anna himself. As the latter related, ..."

3. History of Mexico by Hubert Howe Bancroft, William Nemos, A.L. Bancroft & Company (1885)
"beyond, that canalize was able to collect the fugitives, to the number of 700. About 300 had been killed or captured, among the latter Commandant Piedras, ..."

4. The Mexican Year Book by Robert Glass Cleland (1922)
"Substitute President General Valentin canalize, October 4, 1843. to February 1, 1844. Substitute President General Valentin canalize, February 1, 1844, ..."

5. Reports on the Law of Civil Government in Territory Subject to Military by United States Bureau of Insular Affairs, Charles Edward Magoon (1903)
"The concession to canalize the Matadero River from the Cristina Bridge to the hay of Habana at the Atares Cove, granted by order of Captain-General Blanco, ..."

6. International-English Dictionary by Louis Beaufront, Louis Couturat, Otto Jespersen (1908)
"... to canalize (a river); -izar, to canalize (a field); -izo, -izado, kanaly-o, rascal, scamp ; -aro, the roughs, rabble, mob. ..."

7. History of Mexico / Hubert Howe Bancroft by Hubert Howe Bancroft, William Nemos, Thomas Savage, Joseph Joshua Peatfield (1885)
"... and that he had risen with armed force against the reestablished constitutional government.83 Proceedings, were also continued against canalize and the ..."

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