collectivize

[ kuh-lek-tuh-vahyz ]
/ kəˈlɛk təˌvaɪz /

verb (used with object), col·lec·ti·vized, col·lec·ti·viz·ing.

to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of collectivism.

Nearby words

  1. collectively,
  2. collectivise,
  3. collectivism,
  4. collectivist,
  5. collectivity,
  6. collector,
  7. collector electrode,
  8. collector's item,
  9. collectorate,
  10. colleen

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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British Dictionary definitions for collectivize

collectivize

collectivise

/ (kəˈlɛktɪˌvaɪz) /

verb

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

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