Definitionenregional note: in BRIT, also use collectivise
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 V-ed] ⇒ Most large businesses were collectivized at the start of the war. [V n] ⇒ He forced the country to collectivize agriculture. [V-ed] ⇒ ...large collectivised farms. collectivization (kəlektɪvaɪzeɪʃən
) uncountable noun [+ of] ⇒ ...the collectivisation of agriculture. ⇒ ...opponents of collectivization.
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