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decentralize

[ dee-sen-truh-lahyz ]
/ di藞s蓻n tr蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路cen路tral路ized, de路cen路tral路iz路ing.
to distribute the administrative powers or functions of (a central authority) over a less concentrated area: to decentralize the national government.
to disperse (something) from an area of concentration: to decentralize the nation's industry.
verb (used without object), de路cen路tral路ized, de路cen路tral路iz路ing.
to undergo decentralization: The city government is looking for ways to decentralize.
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Also especially British, de路cen路tral路ise .

Origin of decentralize

First recorded in 1850鈥55; de- + centralize

OTHER WORDS FROM decentralize

de路cen路tral路ist, nounde路cen路tral路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decentralize

decentralize

decentralise

/ (di藧藞s蓻ntr蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to reorganize (a government, industry, etc) into smaller more autonomous units
to disperse (a concentration, as of industry or population)

Derived forms of decentralize

decentralist, noun, adjectivedecentralization or decentralisation, noun
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