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collectivize

[kuh-lek-tuh-vahyz] /kəˈlɛk təˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), collectivized, collectivizing.
1.
to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of collectivism.
Also, especially British, collectivise.
Origin of collectivize
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; collective + -ize
Related forms
collectivization, noun
decollectivize, verb (used with object), decollectivized, decollectivizing.
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  • A major factor has been the collectivization of agriculture.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • Nevertheless, the leadership has publicly credited the advance in agricultural production to the collectivization of farms.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • 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

/kəˈlɛktɪˌvaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to organize according to the principles of collectivism
Derived Forms
collectivization, collectivisation, noun
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