verb (used with object), col·lec·ti·vized, col·lec·ti·viz·ing.
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.
Examples from the Web for collectivization
“Rather like a nightmare from the years of Soviet collectivization,” her friend Maxim replied.
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.
A major factor has been the collectivization of agriculture.
Small private farms survive mainly in the mountainous regions where collectivization is impractical.
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