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1. collective

adjective. ['kəˈlɛktɪv'] done by or characteristic of individuals acting together.

Synonyms

  • joint

Antonyms

  • individual
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • collectivus (Latin)
  • collectus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Collective

  • retrospective
  • introspective
  • anti-infective
  • prospective
  • irrespective
  • subjective
  • respective
  • reflective
  • projective
  • perspective
  • ineffective
  • convective
  • selective
  • protective
  • objective
  • invective
  • infective
  • directive
  • detective
  • defective
  • connective
  • elective
  • effective
  • corrective
  • affective

How do you pronounce collective?

Pronounce collective as kəˈlɛktɪv.

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Sentences with collective


1. Adjective
Await the underwriter's collective decision to learn the per-share price that's been set for your stock.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Honoring the collective is balanced by respecting the individual.

Quotes about collective


1. Encouragement of higher education for our youth is critical to the success of our collective future.
- Charles B. Rangel

2. An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success.
- Stephen Covey

3. There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining peoples to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights. In fact, only society can pass a collective opinion on the value of human life; for this the individual is incompetent.
- Emile Durkheim

2. collective

noun. ['kəˈlɛktɪv'] members of a cooperative enterprise.

Synonyms

  • collective farm

Antonyms

  • ungregarious
  • clergy

Etymology

  • collectivus (Latin)
  • collectus (Latin)

3. collective

adjective. ['kəˈlɛktɪv'] forming a whole or aggregate.

Synonyms

  • united
  • agglomerated
  • joint
  • clustered
  • mass
  • collectivized
  • collectivised
  • aggregate
  • agglomerate
  • aggregative
  • integrative
  • knockdown
  • agglomerative

Antonyms

  • disintegrative
  • distributive
  • divided
  • unshared

Etymology

  • collectivus (Latin)
  • collectus (Latin)

4. collective

adjective. ['kəˈlɛktɪv'] set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government.

Synonyms

  • socialistic

Antonyms

  • segregated
  • unmarried

Etymology

  • collectivus (Latin)
  • collectus (Latin)
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