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centralize

[ sen-truh-lahyz ]
/ ˈsɛn trəˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·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·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing.
to come together at or to form a center.
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Also especially British, cen·tral·ise .

Origin of centralize

First recorded in 1790–1800; central1 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM centralize

cen·tral·iz·er, nouno·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.un·cen·tral·ized, adjective
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How to use centralize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for centralize

centralize

centralise

/ (ˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz) /

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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