Meaning of “centralize” in the English Dictionary

"centralize" in British English

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centralizeverb [ T ]

UK also centralise uk /ˈsen.trə.laɪz/ us /ˈsen.trə.laɪz/

(Definition of “centralize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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centralizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈsen·trəˌlɑɪz/

to bring separate parts together so that they are organized or controlled from one place:

The law centralized control over the banking industry.

(Definition of “centralize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"centralize" in Business English

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centralizeverb [ I or T ]

UK also centralise uk /ˈsentrəlaɪz/ us

to organize a system, company, government, etc. so that all of its parts are controlled by one main system or authority:

In an effort to increase profits, the company plans to centralize its production facilities.
We know that we need to centralize, but we're not quite ready to do that yet.
centralization
noun [ U ] UK also centralisation /ˌsentrəˈlaɪzeɪʃən/

Organizational changes will include greater centralization of power at the executive level.

(Definition of “centralize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)