- to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of collectivism.
Also especially British, col·lec·ti·vise.
Origin of collectivize
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“Rather like a nightmare from the years of Soviet collectivization,” her friend Maxim replied.Putin-Backed Crackdown Breaks Up Moscow Protests
December 7, 2011
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.
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
- (tr) to organize according to the principles of collectivism
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