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centralize

[ sen-truh-lahyz ]
/ 藞s蓻n tr蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), cen路tral路ized, cen路tral路iz路ing.
to draw to or gather about a center.
to bring under one control, especially in government: to centralize budgeting in one agency.
verb (used without object), cen路tral路ized, cen路tral路iz路ing.
to come together at or to form a center.
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Also especially British, cen路tral路ise .

Origin of centralize

First recorded in 1790鈥1800; central1 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM centralize

cen路tral路iz路er, nouno路ver路cen路tral路ize, verb, o路ver路cen路tral路ized, o路ver路cen路tral路iz路ing.re路cen路tral路ize, verb, re路cen路tral路ized, re路cen路tral路iz路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for centralize

centralize

centralise

/ (藞s蓻ntr蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to draw or move (something) to or towards a centre
to bring or come under central control, esp governmental control

Derived forms of centralize

centralization or centralisation, nouncentralizer or centraliser, noun
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