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Pronunciation:  'sentru`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

CENTRALIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: centralise, concentrate
 Antonyms: decentralise, decentralize, deconcentrate
 See Also: alter, change



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cen"tral*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Centralized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Centralizing}.] [Cf. F. centraliser.]
To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a
center; to bring into one system, or under one control.

      [To] centralize the power of government. --Bancroft.

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