index diffuse, disperse (scatter), dissolve (separate), distribute

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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 — 1840 (implied in decentralized), probably a back formation from DECENTRALIZATION (Cf. decentralization). Related: Decentralizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • decentralize — (Amer.) de·cen·tral·ize || ‚diː sentrÉ™laɪz 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 — [[t]di͟ːse̱ntrəlaɪz[/t]] decentralizes, decentralizing, decentralized VERB To 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] …   English dictionary

  • 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

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