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.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for decollectivize




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