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collectivize

[kuh-lek-tuh-vahyz]
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verb (used with object), col·lec·ti·vized, col·lec·ti·viz·ing.
  1. to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of collectivism.
Also especially British, col·lec·ti·vise.

Origin of collectivize

First recorded in 1890–95; collective + -ize
Related formscol·lec·ti·vi·za·tion, nounde·col·lec·ti·vize, verb (used with object), de·col·lec·ti·vized, de·col·lec·ti·viz·ing.
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Historical Examples

  • A major factor has been the collectivization of agriculture.

  • Nevertheless, the leadership has publicly credited the advance in agricultural production to the collectivization of farms.

  • Finally, collectivization of agriculture eliminated most of the newly enlarged small peasant class.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • Small private farms survive mainly in the mountainous regions where collectivization is impractical.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • The government actively courted the peasants in order to win them over to its policy of collectivization.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole


British Dictionary definitions for collectivization

collectivize

collectivise

verb
  1. (tr) to organize according to the principles of collectivism
Derived Formscollectivization or collectivisation, noun
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