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English definition of “centralize”

centralize

verb [T] (UK also centralise)     /ˈsen.trə.laɪz/
to remove authority in a system, company, country, etc. from local places to one central place so that the whole system, etc. is under central control: Payment of bills is now centralized (= organized at one place instead of several).Managing and organizing centralization (UK also centralisation)     /ˌsen.trəˈlaɪzeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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