Definition of Decentralize

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

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



Definition of Decentralize

1. v. t. To prevent from centralizing; to cause to withdraw from the center or place of concentration; to divide and distribute (what has been united or concentrated); -- esp. said of authority, or the administration of public affairs.

Definition of Decentralize

1. Verb. 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

Definition of Decentralize

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decentralize

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decentralising
decentralising(a)
decentralism
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decentralize (current term)
decentralized
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decentration
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deceptable
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Literary usage of Decentralize

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

1. Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature by Antón, Danilo J (1995)
"decentralize decision-making In the developed world, despite all the official discourses condemning "big government," the industrial system has, indeed, ..."

2. Communities, Livelihoods and Natural Resources: Action Research And Policy by Stephen R. Tyler (2006)
"... province to provide advocacy groups with evidence to lobby for indigenous considerations in these laws as well. Building the capacity to decentralize ..."

3. Managing the World Economy: The Consequences of Corporate Alliances by Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan David Aronson (1993)
"6 If so, government officials might usefully study other institutions for clues about when to centralize and decentralize decision making. ..."

4. Reports of Cases in Law and Equity in the Supreme Court of the State of New York by Oliver Lorenzo Barbour, New York (State). Supreme Court (1858)
"The purpose of the constitution to decentralize power has been greatly overstated. The great legislative department is a central power. ..."

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