To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
To bring under a single, central authority: The Constitution centralizes political power in the federal government.
To come together at a center; concentrate.
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.