verb (used with object), de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing.
- decentralized processing,
- deception bed,
- deception table
Origin of decentralize
Examples from the Web for decentralize
The partisans of State Rights, in their efforts to decentralize, would denationalize.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 18 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
For once we have centralized our great rail transport plant, we shall at once begin to decentralize it.Our Railroads To-Morrow|Edward Hungerford
The only way to engage the people in the task is to decentralize the government.China, Japan and the U.S.A.|John Dewey
It is probable, therefore, that on the whole the effect of Socialism would be to decentralize rather than to centralize.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly
1840 (implied in decentralized), probably a back-formation from decentralization. Related: Decentralizing.