collectivize
collectivize col*lec"tiv*ize v. t. to bring under collective control; to organize for operation by the principles of collectivism; -- especially of farms and industrial enterprises.

Syn: collectivise. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]


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  • collectivize — (Amer.) v. implement collectivism (also collectivise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • collectivize — [kə lek′tə vīz΄] vt. collectivized, collectivizing to organize under a system of collectivism collectivization n …   English World dictionary

  • collectivize — [[t]kəle̱ktɪvaɪz[/t]] collectivizes, collectivizing, collectivized VERB If farms or factories are collectivized, they are brought under state ownership and control, usually by combining a number of small farms or factories into one large one. [be …   English dictionary

  • collectivize — collectivism ► NOUN 1) the giving of priority to a group over each individual in it. 2) the ownership of land and the means of production by the people or the state. DERIVATIVES collectivist adjective & noun collectivize (also collectivise) verb …   English terms dictionary

  • collectivize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1893 to organize by collectivism • collectivization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collectivize — collectivization, n. /keuh lek teuh vuyz /, v.t., collectivized, collectivizing. to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of collectivism. Also, esp. Brit., collectivise. [1890 95; COLLECTIVE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • collectivize — verb To organize a farm or industrial enterprise on the basis of collective control See Also: collectivism …   Wiktionary

  • collectivize — Synonyms and related words: annex, attach, commandeer, communalize, communize, confiscate, distrain, expropriate, garnish, impound, impress, levy, nationalize, press, replevin, replevy, sequester, sequestrate, socialize …   Moby Thesaurus

  • collectivize — col|lec|tiv|ize also collectivise BrE [kəˈlektıvaız] v [T] to join privately owned farms or businesses together, so that they can be owned by the government in a Communist political system >collectivization [kəˌlektıvaıˈzeıʃən US və ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collectivize — col·lec·tiv·ize …   English syllables

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