verb cen·tral·ize \ˈsen-trə-ˌlīz\
: to bring (things that are in different places) together at a single point or place
: to bring (something) under the control of one authority
: to form a center : cluster around a center
: to bring to a center : consolidate <centralize all the data in one file>
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Examples of CENTRALIZE
- All shipping operations have been centralized at the Miami office.
- The controversial reforms could be used to further centralize power in the hands of one party.
First Known Use of CENTRALIZE
: to bring to a central point or under a single control <The school system centralized student records at the main office.>
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