HyperDic: decentralize

English > 1 sense of the word decentralize:
VERBchangedecentralize, deconcentrate, decentralisemake less central
decentralize > pronunciation
Soundsdihseh'ntrahlay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > decentralize: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningmake less central.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"
Synonymsdeconcentrate, decentralise
Narrowerfederalize, federaliseput under the control and authority of a federal government
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositecentralize, centralise, concentratemake central
Spanishdescentralizarse, descentralizar
Catalandecentralitzar, descentralitzar-se, descentralitzar
Nounsdecentralizationthe spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
decentralizationthe social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts

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