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 for decentralize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 administration of public
     affairs.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decentralize
      v 1: make less central; "After the revolution, food distribution
           was decentralized" [syn: decentralize, deconcentrate,
           decentralise] [ant: centralise, centralize,
           concentrate]

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