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decentralize

de·cen·tral·ize

decentralize

 
pronunciation:
di sen tr laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: decentralized, decentralizes, decentralizing
definition 1: to assign the powers and functions of (a central organization or service) to various local branches or entities.
Our company decentralized its sales department.The group proposed that government decentralize the energy supply.
antonyms:
centralize
definition 2: to withdraw or scatter (something) from a centralized concentration.
The growth of suburbs decentralizes city populations.
antonyms:
centralize
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derivations: decentralist (n.), decentralization (n.)