to draw to or gather about a center.
to bring under one control, especially in government: to centralize budgeting in one agency.
to come together at or to form a center.
- Also especially British, cen·tral·ise .
- cen·tral·iz·er, noun
- o·ver·cen·tral·ize, verb, o·ver·cen·tral·ized, o·ver·cen·tral·iz·ing.
- re·cen·tral·ize, verb, re·cen·tral·ized, re·cen·tral·iz·ing.
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How to use centralize in a sentence
Centralizing Google's operations runs counter to the company's ethos, but it's a crucial part of keeping it moving forward.
They have no resident minister and therefore the church lacks a centralizing element.The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow
He devoted all his energy to centralizing and consolidating the power of the archbishop, which had been hitherto largely nominal.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. | Hartley Withers
In 1887 the Trustees of the District assumed full charge of the school thus centralizing authority and management.
The movement toward centralizing responsibility in the school principals began at this time to gather force.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II | Stephen M. Ostrander
It checked temporarily the process of centralizing the administration of justice.
British Dictionary definitions for centralize
to draw or move (something) to or towards a centre
to bring or come under central control, esp governmental control
- centralization or centralisation, noun
- centralizer or centraliser, noun
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