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

 

decentralize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decentralize
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it decentralizes
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple decentralized
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪzd//
 
past participle decentralized
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form decentralizing
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] decentralize (something) 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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: decentralize