from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To organize (an economy, industry, or enterprise) on the basis of collectivism.
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- v. To organize a farm or industrial enterprise on the basis of collective control
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to bring under collective control; to organize for operation by the principles of collectivism; -- especially of farms and industrial enterprises.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bring under collective control; of farms and industrial enterprises
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Personal responsibility is a real problem for those who want to collectivize society and take away our power to make our own decisions, transferring that power to third parties like themselves, who imagine themselves to be so much wiser and nobler than the rest of us.
His failure to collectivize Ukranian farms led Stalin to demote him in 1947, but Stalin called him back to Moscow two years later to lead the Moscow City Party.
However, I think that our impulse to over-collectivize health care spending leads to a mis-allocation of resources.
On Sunday, she warned that euro-zone bonds would collectivize debt without transferring national budget sovereignty to Europe.
I can't help noticing the similarities between the Democrats 'drive to pass Obamacare, and the methods used to collectivize agriculture in the Soviet Union.
Or, collectivize with redundancies in essential skill sets with 50-60 general service types former lawyers, novelists, police officers,etc. and train them up over time with basic farming, ranching and maintenance thereof skills.
Stalin forced famine upon Soviet Ukraine and the Caucasus to collectivize farming, appropriating it to feed the workers as the U.S.S.R. rapidly industrialized.
During the same period, they also began their first and extremely brutal effort to collectivize agriculture — which ended up in the murder and starvation of millions of peasants.
There are protests, there are efforts to collectivize the team, and there is a culture that seethes with impatience from the promises of ownership.
The fate of the Democratic proposals to collectivize medicine is a big issue, no doubt about it.