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Definition of centralize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

centralize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈsentrəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentrəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they centralize
BrE BrE//ˈsentrəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentrəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it centralizes
BrE BrE//ˈsentrəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentrəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple centralized
BrE BrE//ˈsentrəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentrəlaɪzd//
 
past participle centralized
BrE BrE//ˈsentrəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentrəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form centralizing
BrE BrE//ˈsentrəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentrəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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centralize something to give the control of a country or an organization to a group of people in one particular place a highly centralized system of government
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: centralize