Definition of Centralize

1. Verb. Make central. "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"


Definition of Centralize

1. v. t. To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a center; to bring into one system, or under one control.

Definition of Centralize

1. Verb. To move things physically towards the centre; to consolidate or concentrate ¹

2. Verb. To move power to a single, central authority ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Centralize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Centralize

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Literary usage of Centralize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Journal of the Great War by Charles Gates Dawes (1921)
"respectively, as the French do not regard it as practicable to centralize their authority in their representative on the Military Board of Allied Supply. ..."

2. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"The Tendency of the Emperors and their Governors to centralize the Local Government.—It is true, however, that the independence of the local governments was ..."

3. Outlines of Public Finance by Merlin Harold Hunter (1921)
"The Present Tendency Is to centralize Fiscal Authority.—The preceding topic has indicated that there is some demand for what is known as local option, ..."

4. An American Transportation System: A Criticism of the Past and the Present by George A. Rankin (1909)
"WOULD THE PROPOSED SCHEME centralize POWER IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? Decentralization of irresponsible federal power That which, in my opinion, ..."

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