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Definition of centralize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

centralize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz//
 
centralize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they centralize
 
he / she / it centralizes
 
past simple centralized
 
-ing form centralizing
 
 
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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
centralization
 
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NAmE//ˌsɛntrələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the centralization of political power
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