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centralize

cen·tral·ize

centralize

 
pronunciation:
sen tr laIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: centralized, centralizes, centralizing
definition 1: to draw toward or consolidate at a common center.
synonyms:
concenter, concentrate, converge
antonyms:
decentralize
similar words:
congregate, consolidate, focus
definition 2: to concentrate or bring under a single authority or control.
synonyms:
concentrate
antonyms:
decentralize
similar words:
affiliate, coalesce, confederate, congregate, incorporate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form a center; concentrate.
synonyms:
center, concenter, concentrate, converge
similar words:
coalesce, congregate
derivation: centralizer (n.)
Word Parts
The word centralize contains the following parts:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).