Definition of decentralize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

decentralize

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verb
NAmE//ˌdiˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz//
 
[transitive, intransitive]decentralize (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decentralize
 
he / she / it decentralizes
 
past simple decentralized
 
-ing form decentralizing
 
 
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to give some of the power of a central government, organization, etc., to smaller parts or organizations around the country decentralized authority/administration opposite centralize
decentralization
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˌsɛntrələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, singular] the decentralization of power
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