verb (used with object), decentralized, decentralizing.
to distribute the administrative powers or functions of (a central authority) over a less concentrated area: to decentralize the national government.
to disperse (something) from an area of concentration: to decentralize the nation's industry.
verb (used without object), decentralized, decentralizing.
to undergo decentralization: The city government is looking for ways to decentralize.
Also, especially British, decentralise.