centralize

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verb cen·tral·ize \ˈsen-trə-ˌlīz\

Definition of centralize

centralized

centralizing

  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

centralization

play \ˌsen-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

centralizer

play \ˈsen-trə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of centralize in a sentence

  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


CENTRALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

centralize

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verb cen·tral·ize \ˈsen-trə-ˌlīz\

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

centralize

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verb cen·tral·ize \ˈsen-trə-ˌlīz\

Definition of centralize for Students

centralized

centralizing

  1. :  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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