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centralize

verb
     
Related topics: Business Basics, Government
cen‧tral‧ize also centralise British English [transitive]
PGBB to organize the control of a country, organization, or system so that everything is done or decided in one place [≠ decentralize]:
plans to centralize the company's U.S. activities
centralized adjective:
a centralized database
centralization noun [uncountable]

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