Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make pastoral, especially to convert (an industrial society or economy) to an agricultural society or economy.
  • transitive v. To set in or render into a pastoral form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make the subject or theme of a pastoral; celebrate in a pastoral poem.

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Examples

  • Roosevelt wanted the United States and Britain to trade zones, because he did not want the American zone to be landlocked or tied to France, potentially saddling him with extended postwar commitments or responsibilities.48 Moreover, in 1944 the president flirted with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau’s plan to ravage and “pastoralize” postwar Germany, basically ignoring the EAC and its deliberations.

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