transitive verbcentralized, centralizing
- to make central; bring to or focus on a center; gather together
- to organize under one control; concentrate the power or authority of in a central organization
to become centralized
verbcen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
- To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
- To bring under a single, central authority: The Constitution centralizes political power in the federal government.
To come together at a center; concentrate.
VerbSee also: centralizē
(third-person singular simple present centralizes, present participle centralizing, simple past and past participle centralized)