Pronunciation: (sen'tru-līz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to draw to or gather about a center.
2. to bring under one control, esp. in government: to centralize budgeting in one agency.
to come together at or to form a center. Also, esp. Brit.,cen'tral•ise".
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