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collectivize

[kuh-lek-tuh-vahyz] /kəˈlɛk təˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), collectivized, collectivizing.
1.
to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of collectivism.
Also, especially British, collectivise.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; collective + -ize
Related forms
collectivization, noun
decollectivize, verb (used with object), decollectivized, decollectivizing.
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  • There was a push to collectivize farms after the war.
  • To satisfy these needs, the government began to collectivize agriculture.
British Dictionary definitions for collectivize

collectivize

/kəˈlɛktɪˌvaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to organize according to the principles of collectivism
Derived Forms
collectivization, collectivisation, noun
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