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centralize

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verb cen·tral·ize \ˈsen-trə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of centralize

  • : to bring (things that are in different places) together at a single point or place

  • : to bring (something) under the control of one authority

Full Definition of centralize

cen·tral·izedcen·tral·iz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to form a center :  cluster around a center

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to bring to a center :  consolidate <centralize all the data in one file>

  5. 2 :  to concentrate by placing power and authority in a center or central organization

cen·tral·i·za·tion play \ˌsen-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
cen·tral·iz·er play \ˈsen-trə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of centralize

  1. All shipping operations have been centralized at the Miami office.

  2. The controversial reforms could be used to further centralize power in the hands of one party.



1800

First Known Use of centralize

1800



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