Centralizer

centralize

[sen-truh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), centralized, centralizing.
1.
to draw to or gather about a center.
2.
to bring under one control, especially in government: to centralize budgeting in one agency.
verb (used without object), centralized, centralizing.
3.
to come together at or to form a center.
Also, especially British, centralise.


Origin:
1790–1800; central1 + -ize

centralizer, noun
overcentralize, verb, overcentralized, overcentralizing.
recentralize, verb, recentralized, recentralizing.
uncentralized, adjective
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centralize or centralise (ˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to draw or move (something) to or towards a centre
2.  to bring or come under central control, esp governmental control
 
centralise or centralise
 
vb
 
centrali'zation or centralise
 
n
 
centrali'sation or centralise
 
n
 
'centralizer or centralise
 
n
 
'centraliser or centralise
 
n

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centralize
1800, "come to a center," from central + -ize. Meaning "to bring to a center" is from 1801. Related: Centralized; centralizing.
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