corporate

adjective
cor·​po·​rate | \ ˈkȯr-p(ə-)rət How to pronounce corporate (audio) \

Definition of corporate

1a : 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 (such as commercialism or lack of originality) associated with large corporations or attributed to their influence or control corporate rock music corporate art
2 : of, relating to, or formed into a unified body of individuals Human law arises by the corporate action of a people …— George H. Sabine

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Other Words from corporate

corporately adverb

Examples of corporate in a Sentence

We have to change the corporate structure to survive. A bunch of corporate types in suits were sitting at the table in the conference room. He is one of the most powerful men in corporate America. The business is a corporate entity.
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The news followed an announcement by E3 that its 2019 convention would happen in the range of June 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center—and quotes from corporate leaders at Nintendo and Microsoft. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sony is skipping E3 2019," 15 Nov. 2018 The emails matter because Benioff has cast himself as part of a new wave of tech philanthropists and as one of the city’s corporate leaders. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Marc Benioff voiced concerns on a San Francisco homelessness measure months before becoming its most prominent booster," 18 Oct. 2018 Apple plans to build a 133-acre corporate campus in Austin, Texas, that will cost $1 billion and create about 15,000 new jobs. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Facebook wants you to buy — and watch — HBO on Facebook," 14 Dec. 2018 Our new temple, with the heavy-handed name of Temple Judea, was a motley agglomeration of about 200 Jewish families, led into hostile territory by jobs at the nearby Merck corporate campus. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 Though Surface devices like the new Surface Go are priced for consumer budgets, most of the Surface lineup’s price tags are aimed at the corporate market. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting," 31 Jan. 2019 Kensington Palace has turned to Instagram corporate to learn about tools that can help combat the online bullying, Nash reports. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Palace Tackles Online Threats and Abuse Towards Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton," 28 Jan. 2019 Their web site and LinkedIn page mostly boast work with corporate clients like horse racetrack Churchill Downs and tobacco company Philip Morris. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Behind the PR Machine That Helped Change the Nick Sandmann Narrative," 25 Jan. 2019 The home of Robert Redford’s film festival had just gone corporate, selling out to the ski industry giant Vail Resorts, which also purchased Whistler Blackcomb in 2016. Alex Bhattacharji, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Telluride Keeps Being Named the Best U.S. Ski Town," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of corporate

1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for corporate

borrowed from Latin corporātus, past participle of corporāre "to form into a body, form (an organized social group)," verbal derivative of corpor-, corpus "body, organized group of people" — more at midriff

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The first known use of corporate was in 1512

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corporate

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of corporate

: involving or associated with a corporation
: consisting of or including large corporations
often disapproving : produced by or associated with large corporations

corporate

adjective
cor·​po·​rate | \ ˈkȯr-pə-rət How to pronounce corporate (audio) \

Legal Definition of corporate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a business corporation

corporate

noun

Legal Definition of corporate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a bond issued by a business corporation

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