centralize [v] concentrate, draw toward a point accumulate, amalgamate, assemble, compact, concenter, condense, consolidate, converge, focus, gather, incorporate, integrate, organize, rationalize, streamline, systematize, unify; concepts 35,84 —Ant. decentralize, disperse, scatter

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

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  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • Centralize — Cen tral*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Centralized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Centralizing}.] [Cf. F. centraliser.] To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a center; to bring into one system, or under one control. [1913 Webster] [To]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centralize — index amalgamate, concentrate (consolidate), consolidate (unite), converge, federalize (associate) …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • centralize — *center, focus, concentrate Analogous words: *gather, collect, assemble: *accumulate, amass: *compact, consolidate, unify Contrasted words: *scatter, disperse, dispel, dissipate: *distribute, d …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

  • centralize — [[t]se̱ntrəlaɪz[/t]] centralizes, centralizing, centralized VERB To centralize a country, state, or organization means to create a system in which one central group of people gives instructions to regional groups. [V n] In the mass production era …   English dictionary

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