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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for decentralize
Word Origin and History for decentralize
1840 (implied in decentralized), probably a back-formation from decentralization. Related: Decentralizing.