- decentralizes, decentralizing, decentralizedTo decentralize government or a large organization means to move some departments away from the main administrative area, or to give more power to local departments.
[V n] They have at last persuaded the bureaucracy to decentralise the company, slim it down and make it more entrepreneurial.
...the need to decentralize and devolve power to regional governments...
[V-ed] The German constitution is an excellent model of decentralised government.Derived words:decentralization [[t]di͟ːse̱ntrəlaɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT(in BRIT, also use decentralise)
He seems set against the idea of increased decentralisation and greater powers for regional authorities.
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decentralize — de‧cen‧tral‧ize [ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪz] also decentralise verb [intransitive, transitive] if a large company, organization, or industry decentralizes or is decentralized, responsibility, services, or jobs are moved away from a central place to several… … Financial and business terms
Decentralize — De*cen tral*ize, v. t. to make less central; to prevent from centralizing; to cause to withdraw from the center or place of concentration; to divide and distribute (what has been united or concentrated); esp. said of authority, or the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
decentralize — index diffuse, disperse (scatter), dissolve (separate), distribute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
decentralize — 1840 (implied in decentralized), probably a back formation from DECENTRALIZATION (Cf. decentralization). Related: Decentralizing … Etymology dictionary
decentralize — (Amer.) deÂ·cenÂ·tralÂ·ize || â€šdiË sentrÉ™laÉªz v. distribute administrative powers (of a central authority) among local authorities; make less central (also decentralise) … English contemporary dictionary
decentralize — (also decentralise) ► VERB ▪ transfer (authority) from central to local government. DERIVATIVES decentralist noun & adjective decentralization noun … English terms dictionary
decentralize — [dē sen′trə līz΄] vt. decentralized, decentralizing to break up a concentration of (governmental authority, industry, population, etc.) in a main center and distribute more widely decentralization n … English World dictionary
decentralize — decentralist, n. decentralization, n. /dee sen treuh luyz /, v., decentralized, decentralizing. v.t. 1. to distribute the administrative powers or functions of (a central authority) over a less concentrated area: to decentralize the national… … Universalium
decentralize — UK [diːˈsentrəlaɪz] / US [dɪˈsentrəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms decentralize : present tense I/you/we/they decentralize he/she/it decentralizes present participle decentralizing past tense decentralized past participle decentralized to… … English dictionary
decentralize — verb see decentralization … New Collegiate Dictionary