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- v. Present participle of centralize.
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- adj. causing to concentrate at a center. Opposite of
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- 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.
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."
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.
"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."
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.
"I have some reservations about the notion of centralizing water management," he says.
And the idea of centralizing intelligence sounds like a good one.
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.
The product development centers, which opened in 2005, are built on the idea of centralizing purchasing and improving collaboration with engineering and suppliers.
Someone came up with the idea of centralizing railway control centers.