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  • v. Present participle of centralize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. causing to concentrate at a center. Opposite of decentralizing.

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

  • adj. tending to draw to a central point


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  • The liberals are more interested in centralizing more power in the government than they are of truly helping out the American people.

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  • And de Tocqueville pointed out that "The sole condition required to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community is to love equality or to get men to believe you love it."

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  • Of all the possible responses to Europe's sovereign debt woes, the notion of centralizing fiscal authority in Brussels may well be the most destructive.

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  • "However, this administration is also much more comfortable with the idea of centralizing policymaking over higher education, including academic matters, and this is always a problem for those of us who represent higher ed."

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  • Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski challenged the idea of centralizing too much power in the Fed and said certain powers should instead be focused in a more politically accountable entity such as the Treasury Department.

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  • "I have some reservations about the notion of centralizing water management," he says.

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  • And the idea of centralizing intelligence sounds like a good one.

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  • When the 9/11 commission came out with its recommendations, initially the administration was skeptical of the idea of centralizing authority in a national intelligence director.

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  • The product development centers, which opened in 2005, are built on the idea of centralizing purchasing and improving collaboration with engineering and suppliers.

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  • Someone came up with the idea of centralizing railway control centers.

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