verb (used with object), col·lec·ti·vized, col·lec·ti·viz·ing.
  1. 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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for decollectivize



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