Cen·tral·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Centralized p. pr. & vb. n. 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. --Bancroft.
adj 1: drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a
central authority; "centralized control of emergency
relief efforts"; "centralized government" [syn: centralised]
2: concentrated on or clustered around a central point or
purpose [syn: centered, centred, centralised, focused]