Definition of collectivize in English:


(also collectivise)


  • Organize (an industry or activity) on the basis of public or state ownership.

    ‘collectivized agriculture’
    • ‘From 1929, he introduced a Command Economy based on central planning, Five Year Plans, heavy industry, collectivized agriculture, and re-militarization.’
    • ‘Not only does this suggest that we can speak of a genuine legal culture in some sectors of the Soviet judiciary, it also evinces the rejection of a revolutionary-era commitment to collectivized child raising.’
    • ‘Its industry was nationalized, its agriculture collectivized and its people regimented by the Communist Party.’
    • ‘It was in 1981, during what people call ‘the hungry time’, when the wars and the communists' policy of collectivising the farms had devastated the food supply.’
    • ‘Traditionally, Nenets have subsisted on nomadic hunting, fishing, and, most importantly, reindeer herding, which was collectivized in the 1930s and 1940s.’
    • ‘The distribution of land to the peasantry after World War I was reversed under the Soviet occupation as land was collectivized and put under the control of the state.’
    • ‘A document of September 1939 issued by the French Trotskyists declared: ‘It is by taking over the factories, collectivising the wealth for the benefit of all workers that they will have a country of their own and so something to defend.’’
    • ‘It is probably not surprising that employees in the public sector are five times more likely to be collectivised than their private sector counterparts.’
    • ‘The goals were to set up a new, collectivized, noncapitalist economy, to establish universal education and health care, and to create a ‘new man’ in a new society.’
    • ‘The Riazan peasantry was not prepared economically or ideologically for the shift to collectivized agriculture.’
    • ‘Agriculture was collectivized, and the surviving part of the industrial base was abandoned or placed under state control.’
    • ‘Under communism, agriculture was almost completely collectivized.’
    • ‘What happened in the three months between Stalin's December announcement and his statement in March 1930 that 58 per cent of peasant households had been collectivized was ghastly.’
    • ‘He expropriated foreign industry and collectivized agriculture.’
    • ‘As heavy industry was being developed, agriculture was to be collectivized as a part of achieving Stalin's goal to make Russia a stronger state.’
    • ‘Scattered fruit and non-timber trees and plantations that were collectivized during the creation of the communes were returned to households.’
    • ‘Most agricultural land has been collectivized or is part of a cooperative and thus is not inheritable.’
    • ‘‘We want to take back the stolen state utilities and go further than that by taking control of the oil industry and collectivising insurance and finance,’ said Sheridan.’
    • ‘The report went on to note that livestock was collectivized without adequate preparation, and with no thought given to shelter or fodder.’