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centralize

verb [T] uk ( UK also centralise)   /ˈsen.trə.laɪz/ us  
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).
centralization
noun [U] uk ( UK also centralisation)   /ˌsen.trəˈlaɪzeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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