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[kuh-lek-tuh-vahyz] /kəˈlɛk təˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), collectivized, collectivizing.
to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of collectivism.
Origin of collectivize
1890-95; collective + -ize
Related forms
collectivization, noun
decollectivize, verb (used with object), decollectivized, decollectivizing. Unabridged
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  • Laws of thermodynamics still apply, whether you believe in collectivization or free markets.
  • For one interminable stretch, the militia and some villagers discuss collectivization of land.
  • The plan called for industrialization at a breakneck pace, accompanied by collectivization of agriculture.
  • Emphasis was placed on accelerated collectivization of agriculture, national self-sufficiency, and labor-intensive methods.
British Dictionary definitions for collectivization


(transitive) to organize according to the principles of collectivism
Derived Forms
collectivization, collectivisation, noun
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