[sen-truh-lahyz] /ˈsɛn trəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), centralized, centralizing.
to draw to or gather about a .
to bring under one control, especially in government:
to centralize budgeting in one agency.
verb (used without object), centralized, centralizing.
to come together at or to form a center.
to draw or move (something) to or towards a centre
to bring or come under central control, esp governmental control
1795, “to bring to a center;” 1800, “come to a center,” from central + -ize, on model of French centraliser (1790). A word from the French Revolution. Related: Centralized; centralizing.
Government should have a central point throughout its whole periphery. The state of the monthly expences amounted to four hundred millions; but within these seven months, it is reduced to one hundred and eighty millions. Such is the effect of the centralization of government; and the more we centralize it, the more we shall find our expenses decrease. [Saint-Just, “Discourse on the State of the Finances”]
[ree-suh nt] /ˈri sənt/ adjective 1. of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.: recent events; a recent trip. 2. not long past: in recent years. 3. of or belonging to a time not long past. 4. (initial capital letter) Geology. noting or pertaining to the present epoch, originating at the end […]
[ree-sept] /ˈri sɛpt/ noun 1. an idea formed by the repetition of similar percepts, as successive percepts of the same object. /ˈriːsɛpt/ noun 1. (psychol) an idea or image formed in the mind by repeated experience of a particular pattern of sensory stimulation
[ri-sep-tuh-buh l] /rɪˈsɛp tə bəl/ adjective 1. adapted to or suitable for reception.
[ri-sep-tuh-kuh l] /rɪˈsɛp tə kəl/ noun 1. a container, device, etc., that receives or holds something: a receptacle for trash. 2. Botany. the modified or expanded portion of the stem or axis that bears the organs of a single flower or the florets of a flower head. 3. Electricity. a contact device installed at an […]
- Reception centre
noun (social welfare, in Britain) 1. a place to which distressed people, such as vagrants, addicts, victims of a disaster, refugees, etc, go pending more permanent arrangements 2. a local-authority home where children are looked after in a family crisis or where long-term placement is arranged for a child whose family cannot provide a home