channel - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlechannelling
past tensechannelled
past participlechannelled
  1. 1
    to use money or supplies for a particular purpose
    channel something into something:

    The company has channelled £1.2 million into developing new products.

  2. 2
    to use your energy, ability, feelings, or ideas for a particular purpose
    channel something into something:

    She channelled all her energies into her career.

  3. 3
    to make something follow a particular system
    channel something through something:

    All information on courses is channelled through the admissions office.

    All the company’s sales are channelled through outside distributors.

  4. 4
    [usually passive] to send something such as water along a passage
    channel something into/to something:

    Water is channelled into the lakes from the canals.

  5. 5
    to allow the spirit of a dead person to speak using your voice, as some people claim to be able to do