Definition of Decentralise

1. Verb. Make less central. "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"

Exact synonyms: Decentralize, Deconcentrate
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Federalise, Federalize
Derivative terms: Decentralisation, Decentralization, Decentralization
Antonyms: Centralise, Centralize, Concentrate



Definition of Decentralise

1. Verb. (British) To cause something to change from being concentrated at one point to being distributed across a number of points. ¹

2. Verb. To reduce the authority of a governing body by distributing that authority among several bodies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Decentralise

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1. Changing Functions of Lower and Middle Management in France by Serge Alecian (1993)
"2.2 Causes of, and impediments to, the decentralisation of management tasks 2.2.1 Causes explaining the tendency to decentralise management tasks A group of ..."

2. Oecd Review of Agricultural Policies by OECD. (2006)
"decentralise decision-making South Africa's experience with land redistribution since 1994 confirms the international lessons that underline the need to ..."

3. Transport and Decentralisation: Transport and Decentralisation by OECD/ECMT Transport Research Centre (2006)
"The greater the ability to charge for a service, the easier it is to decentralise it. Technicity refers to the degree of technical and managerial expertise ..."

4. The Land Question in South Africa: The Challenge of Transformation and by Lungisile Ntsebeza, Ruth Hall (2007)
"Resettlement models decentralise DECISION-MAKING South Africa's experience with land redistribution since 1994 confirms the international lessons that ..."

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