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de·cen·tral·ize

 (dē-sĕn′trə-līz′)
v. de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing, de·cen·tral·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To distribute the administrative functions or powers of (a central authority) among several local authorities.
2.
a. To bring about the redistribution of (an urban population and industry) to suburban areas.
b. To cause to withdraw or disperse from a center of concentration: decentralize a university complex; decentralize a museum.
v.intr.
To undergo redistribution or dispersal away from a central location or authority.

de·cen′tral·i·za′tion (-trə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
de·cen′tral·i·za′tion·ist adj. & n.

decentralize

(diːˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz) or

decentralise

vb
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to reorganize (a government, industry, etc) into smaller more autonomous units
2. (Human Geography) to disperse (a concentration, as of industry or population)
deˈcentralist n, adj
deˌcentraliˈzation, deˌcentraliˈsation n

de•cen•tral•ize

(diˈsɛn trəˌlaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to distribute the administrative powers or functions of (a central authority) throughout regional divisions, etc.
2. to disperse (something) from an area of concentration.
v.i.
3. to undergo or achieve decentralization.
[1850–55]
de•cen′tral•ist, n.
de•cen`tral•i•za′tion, n.

decentralize


Past participle: decentralized
Gerund: decentralizing

Imperative
decentralize
decentralize
Present
I decentralize
you decentralize
he/she/it decentralizes
we decentralize
you decentralize
they decentralize
Preterite
I decentralized
you decentralized
he/she/it decentralized
we decentralized
you decentralized
they decentralized
Present Continuous
I am decentralizing
you are decentralizing
he/she/it is decentralizing
we are decentralizing
you are decentralizing
they are decentralizing
Present Perfect
I have decentralized
you have decentralized
he/she/it has decentralized
we have decentralized
you have decentralized
they have decentralized
Past Continuous
I was decentralizing
you were decentralizing
he/she/it was decentralizing
we were decentralizing
you were decentralizing
they were decentralizing
Past Perfect
I had decentralized
you had decentralized
he/she/it had decentralized
we had decentralized
you had decentralized
they had decentralized
Future
I will decentralize
you will decentralize
he/she/it will decentralize
we will decentralize
you will decentralize
they will decentralize
Future Perfect
I will have decentralized
you will have decentralized
he/she/it will have decentralized
we will have decentralized
you will have decentralized
they will have decentralized
Future Continuous
I will be decentralizing
you will be decentralizing
he/she/it will be decentralizing
we will be decentralizing
you will be decentralizing
they will be decentralizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decentralizing
you have been decentralizing
he/she/it has been decentralizing
we have been decentralizing
you have been decentralizing
they have been decentralizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decentralizing
you will have been decentralizing
he/she/it will have been decentralizing
we will have been decentralizing
you will have been decentralizing
they will have been decentralizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decentralizing
you had been decentralizing
he/she/it had been decentralizing
we had been decentralizing
you had been decentralizing
they had been decentralizing
Conditional
I would decentralize
you would decentralize
he/she/it would decentralize
we would decentralize
you would decentralize
they would decentralize
Past Conditional
I would have decentralized
you would have decentralized
he/she/it would have decentralized
we would have decentralized
you would have decentralized
they would have decentralized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decentralize - make less central; "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
federalise, federalize - put under the control and authority of a federal government
centralise, centralize, concentrate - make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
centralise, centralize, concentrate - make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
Translations

decentralize

[diːˈsentrəlaɪz] VTdescentralizar

decentralize

[diːˈsɛntrəlaɪz] decentralise (British) vtdécentraliser

decentralize

decentralize

[diːˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz] vt (Admin, Pol) → decentrare
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