verb (used with object), cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for centralize
Their duty is to centralize all evidence currently available, but let a semi-organic process develop the rest.How the Syrian War Subreddit Scoops Mainstream Media|Nina Strochlic|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once in office, they are always going to centralize power and undermine the democracy that elevated them.
The mechanical force of steam began at once to centralize manufacturing.Essentials of Economic Theory|John Bates Clark
No people ever existed, who watched more narrowly the existence of power, and its innate tendency to centralize, and usurp.
Hamilton and London, both rising places, centralize their commerce here.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water|Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
His object was to purify French, and, as it were, to centralize it.A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance|Joel Elias Spingarn
This is an evil which has crept in with the tendency to centralize the schools.
British Dictionary definitions for centralize
Word Origin and History for centralize
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"]