Decentralize Definition

decentralized, decentralizes, decentralizing
decentralized, decentralizes, decentralizing
To break up a concentration of (governmental authority, industry, population, etc.) in a main center and distribute more widely.
Webster's New World
To bring about the redistribution of (an urban population and industry) to suburban areas.
American Heritage
To cause to withdraw or disperse from a center of concentration.
Decentralize a university complex; decentralize a museum.
American Heritage
To undergo redistribution or dispersal away from a central location or authority.
American Heritage

To cause something to change from being concentrated at one point to being distributed across a number of points.