To distribute the administrative functions or powers of (a central authority) among several local authorities.
to result in the redistribution of (an urban population and industry) to suburban places.
resulting in to withdraw or disperse from a center of focus: decentralize a university complex; decentralize a museum.
in order to make less main; to stop from centralizing; to cause to withdraw from center or place of focus; to divide and circulate (just what was united or focused); -- esp. said of expert, or perhaps the administration of general public matters.