Centralizing
Centralize 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. [1913 Webster]

[To] centralize the power of government. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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