centralize cen‧tral‧ize [ˈsentrəlaɪz] also centralise verb [intransitive, transitive]
to organize the control of a company, organization, or country so that one central group has power and tells people in other places what to do:

• Shippers are centralizing their European distribution activities.

• The firm focused on centralizing its buying to cut costs.

— centralization also centralisation noun [uncountable] :

• the increasing centralization of public sector employment

— centralized also centralised adjective :

• The country is continuing its efforts to move away from a centralized economy.

• a centralized computer system

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centralize UK US (UK also centralise) /ˈsentrəlaɪz/ verb [I or T]
to organize a system, company, government, etc. so that all of its parts are controlled by one main system or authority: »

In an effort to increase profits, the company plans to centralize its production facilities.


We know that we need to centralize, but we're not quite ready to do that yet.

centralization (UK also centralisation) /ˌsentrəˈlaɪzeɪʃən/ noun [U]

Organizational changes will include greater centralization of power at the executive level.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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(the powers of government), , (as opposed to its provinces)

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  • centralize — 1800, come to a center, from CENTRAL (Cf. central) + IZE (Cf. ize), on model of Fr. centraliser (1790). Meaning to bring to a center is from 1801. Related: Centralized; centralizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • centralize — (Amer.) cen·tral·ize || sentrÉ™laɪz v. draw toward a center point; concentrate; bring under a single authority (government, etc.); make central (also centralise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • centralize — (also centralise) ► VERB ▪ concentrate (control or power) under a single authority. DERIVATIVES centralism noun centralist noun & adjective centralization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • centralize — [sen′trəl īz΄] vt. centralized, centralizing 1. to make central; bring to or focus on a center; gather together 2. to organize under one control; concentrate the power or authority of in a central organization vi. to become centralized… …   English World dictionary

  • centralize — UK [ˈsentrəlaɪz] / US [ˈsentrəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms centralize : present tense I/you/we/they centralize he/she/it centralizes present participle centralizing past tense centralized past participle centralized to give control of a… …   English dictionary

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