Definition of centralize
centralizationplay \ˌsen-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
centralizerplay \ˈsen-trə-ˌlī-zər\ noun
Examples of centralize in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of centralize from the Web
The Department of Neighborhood Services will centralize non-emergency city services.
Shrewsberry said Wells Fargo decided about 18 months ago to centralize functions such as finance, human resources, risk and marketing.
Miloh of Texas Children’s, who is not involved in this brewing fight, said there are advantages to centralizing a transplant program and advantages to providing it closer to the community.
The law centralizes the power to impose heavy fines and other sanctions towards media and journalists within one body, a new Agency for Media and Audiovisual Media Services, which is under complete control of ruling political parties.
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First Known Use of centralize
CENTRALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of centralize for English Language Learners
: to bring (things that are in different places) together at a single point or place
: to bring (something) under the control of one authority
CENTRALIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of centralize for Students
: 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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