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centralize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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centralizecen‧tral‧ize (also centralise British English) /ˈsentrəlaɪz/ verb [transitive]  PGBBto organize the control of a country, organization, or system so that everything is done or decided in one place opp decentralize plans to centralize the company’s U.S. activitiescentralized adjective a centralized databasecentralization /ˌsentrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -lə-/ noun [uncountable]
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centralizeAs hospitals continue to consolidate, centralize, and diversify functions, competition will increase at all job levels.When fiscal crisis erupts, they consolidate agencies and centralize control.He was going to close down about half the stations, centralize operations, shatter the old ward boundaries of police districts.Which functional resources to centralize or decentralize 3.The provincial authorities were to turn over more revenue to the state while receiving reduced subsidies, in order to centralize resources.This would have conflicted with Haile Selassie's intention of curtailing the power of the feudal Rases and centralizing the administration.Attempts to centralize the economy have failed.More and more companies are taking R & D abroad but many still prefer to centralize this critical activity at home.With the money economy spreading extremely slowly, he could only centralize very limited financial resources.
From Longman Business Dictionarycentralizecen‧tral‧ize /ˈsentrəlaɪz/ (also centralise British English) verb [intransitive, transitive] to organize the control of a company, organization, or country so that one central group has power and tells people in other places what to doShippers are centralizing their European distribution activities.The firm focused on centralizing its buying to cut costs.centralization (also centralisation British English) noun [uncountable]the increasing centralization of public sector employmentcentralized (also centralised British English) adjectiveThe country is continuing its efforts to move away from a centralized economy.a centralized computer system→ See Verb table
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Verb table
centralize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycentralize
he, she, itcentralizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycentralized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave centralized
he, she, ithas centralized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad centralized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill centralize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have centralized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam centralizing
he, she, itis centralizing
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you, we, theyare centralizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas centralizing
you, we, theywere centralizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been centralizing
he, she, ithas been centralizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been centralizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be centralizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been centralizing
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