adjective cor·po·rate \ˈkr-p(ə-)rət\

: involving or associated with a corporation

: consisting of or including large corporations

: produced by or associated with large corporations

Full Definition of CORPORATE

a :  formed into an association and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual :  incorporated
b :  of or relating to a corporation <a plan to reorganize the corporate structure>
c :  of, relating to, or being the large corporations of a country or region considered as a unit <the latest trend in corporate America>
d :  having qualities (as commercialism or lack of originality) associated with large corporations or attributed to their influence or control <corporate rock music> <corporate art>
:  of, relating to, or formed into a unified body of individuals <human law arises by the corporate action of a people — G. H. Sabine>
:  corporative 2
cor·po·rate·ly adverb

Examples of CORPORATE

  1. We have to change the corporate structure to survive.
  2. A bunch of corporate types in suits were sitting at the table in the conference room.
  3. He is one of the most powerful men in corporate America.
  4. The business is a corporate entity.


Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare to make into a body, from corpor-, corpus
First Known Use: 1512

Other Business Terms

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