- 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.
Origin of centralize
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Historical Examples of centralise
Then he might centralise great national questions, leaving a great deal of local government in local questions.Eugenics and Other Evils
G. K. Chesterton
Thanks to the brassardiers, the tide of prisoners swelled so that it became necessary to centralise the carnage.History of the Commune of 1871
- to draw or move (something) to or towards a centre
- to bring or come under central control, esp governmental control
Government should have a central point throughout its whole periphery. The state of the monthly expences amounted to four hundred millions; but within these seven months, it is reduced to one hundred and eighty millions. Such is the effect of the centralization of government; and the more we centralize it, the more we shall find our expenses decrease. [Saint-Just, "Discourse on the State of the Finances"]