Synonyms and related words:
affiliate, ally, approach, associate, band together, be in cahoots, bunch, bunch up, cabal, cement a union, center, center on, center round, close, close in, close up, close with, club, club together, come together, concenter, concentralize, concentrate, confederate, consociate, conspire, converge, couple, fall in with, federalize, federate, funnel, gang, gang up, go in partners, go in partnership, hook up with, intersect, join forces, join fortunes with, join together, join up with, join with, league, marry, meet, middle, narrow the gap, nip, organize, pair, pair off, partner, pinch, run together, stand together, stand up with, taper, team up with, team with, throw in with, tie in with, tie up with, unionize, unite, unite with, wed

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(the powers of government), , (as opposed to its provinces)

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  • centralize — 1800, come to a center, from CENTRAL (Cf. central) + IZE (Cf. ize), on model of Fr. centraliser (1790). Meaning to bring to a center is from 1801. Related: Centralized; centralizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • centralize — (Amer.) cen·tral·ize || sentrÉ™laɪz v. draw toward a center point; concentrate; bring under a single authority (government, etc.); make central (also centralise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • centralize — *center, focus, concentrate Analogous words: *gather, collect, assemble: *accumulate, amass: *compact, consolidate, unify Contrasted words: *scatter, disperse, dispel, dissipate: *distribute, d …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • centralize — UK [ˈsentrəlaɪz] / US [ˈsentrəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms centralize : present tense I/you/we/they centralize he/she/it centralizes present participle centralizing past tense centralized past participle centralized to give control of a… …   English dictionary

  • centralize — [[t]se̱ntrəlaɪz[/t]] centralizes, centralizing, centralized VERB To centralize a country, state, or organization means to create a system in which one central group of people gives instructions to regional groups. [V n] In the mass production era …   English dictionary

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