Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
  • intransitive verb To bring under a single, central authority.
  • intransitive verb To come together at a center; concentrate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To draw to a central point; bring to a center; render central; concentrate in some particular part as an actual or a conventional center: generally applied to the process of transferring local administration to the central government. Also spelled centralise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a center; to bring into one system, or under one control.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To move things physically towards the centre; to consolidate or concentrate
  • verb To move power to a single, central authority

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make central

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Examples

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  • To clarify matters, Tony Liu, Chairman and CEO of the company, positioned the purchase as a way to "centralize" its management in Beijing, calling the facilities "multi-functional," which sounds both more sophisticated and less specific than "convention center."

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  • Dewey & LeBoeuf said Tuesday it is transferring all of its San Francisco attorneys and their staff to its East Palo Alto, Calif., office to "centralize" its Bay Area presence of nearly 30 lawyers.

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  • "centralize" various functions, especially accounting and reporting.

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  • They knew from historical experience of the tendency to centralize power in a crisis and of the danger of persecution of the politically unpopular.

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  • To centralize the party system, Putin got the Duma to change the voting rule for its elections to pure proportional representation.

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  • To centralize the party system, Putin got the Duma to change the voting rule for its elections to pure proportional representation.

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  • To centralize the party system, Putin got the Duma to change the voting rule for its elections to pure proportional representation.

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  • The move, which the commissioners say took them by surprise, was one of many Mr. Perry has taken to strengthen his authority and centralize control—turning a traditionally weak governorship into a power center.

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  • "We applaud the state for proposing to centralize and strengthen security on its exams," said Shael Polakow-Suransky, the chief academic officer for New York City.

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