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Centralize   Listen
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Centralize  v. t.  (past & past part. centralized; pres. part. centralizing)  To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a center; to bring into one system, or under one control. "(To) centralize the power of government."






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"Centralize" Quotes from Famous Books



... economic, and social life means something more than Federal centralization and something very different therefrom. To nationalize a people has never meant merely to centralize their government. Little by little a thoroughly national political organization has come to mean in Europe an organization which combined effective authority with certain responsibilities to the people; but the national interest has been just as likely to ...
— The Promise Of American Life • Herbert David Croly

... of girl who drifts. She is explained by the phrase, "aimlessly drifting about." She is the girl who does not know where she is going. She has no objective. Often parents, teachers and friends have neglected to help her centralize her thought upon one thing which she desires to do and she has not seen for herself that while trying to do everything one accomplishes nothing. Many times she is a girl of varied talents and puts all her effort first upon this thing then upon that but never works ...
— The Girl and Her Religion • Margaret Slattery

... is an indication that in certain countries immediately bordering on Assyria endeavors were made from time to time to centralize and consolidate the empire, by substituting, on fit occasions, for the native chiefs, Assyrian officers as governors. The persons appointed are of two classes—"collectors" and "treasurers." Their special business ...
— The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria • George Rawlinson

... way of self-government is that it tends to prevent the Communist regime, when it comes, from having that truly terrible degree of centralization which now exists in Russia. The Russians have been forced to centralize, partly by the problems of the war, but more by the shortage of all kinds of skill. This has compelled the few competent men to attempt each to do the work of ten men, which has not proved satisfactory in spite of heroic efforts. ...
— The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism • Bertrand Russell



Words linked to "Centralize" :   centralization, decentralise, centralise, alter, concentrate, decentralize, deconcentrate, change, modify



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