Definition of corporate
1a : formed into an association and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual : incorporatedb : of or relating to a corporation a plan to reorganize the corporate structurec : of, relating to, or being the large corporations of a country or region considered as a unit the latest trend in corporate Americad : 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
3 : corporative 2
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.
Recent Examples of corporate from the Web
One thing lots of companies have tried is establishing corporate mentorship programs, in which newer employees are paired up with veterans who can show them the way.
There are some good ideas, such as cutting corporate tax rates to bring money back into the U.S. and regulatory reforms to alleviate some burdens on companies, but other interferences on free trade likely leave a less productive economy.
Companies spend anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars annually to partner with the Cubs, said Allen Hermeling, the Cubs' senior director of corporate partnerships.
Markets in the U.S. soared after the election of President Donald Trump, betting on his ability to bring about pro-corporate tax reforms and infrastructure spending, which hasn’t materialized, according to Fink.
There were additional bag checks going into Wembley, with long lines forming for the main entrance used by fans in the corporate areas.
Mr. Trump, who sees himself as the nation’s C.E.O., is hardly the first president to savor the company of corporate executives.
Perhaps the most far-reaching program under Rowe's watch has been Quality of Life offering prescription medication through corporate and state patient assistance programs, which help provide free medication for the medically indigent.
Tilda Swinton is a corporate CEO determined to capture and exploit the power of a young girl's giant animal–all in order to enhance her company's pig-meat products–in this E.T.-ish fable from Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho.
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Origin and Etymology of corporate
Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare to make into a body, from corpor-, corpus —see corpus
First Known Use: 1512
CORPORATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of corporate for English Language Learners
: involving or associated with a corporation
: consisting of or including large corporations
: produced by or associated with large corporations
Legal Definition of corporate
: of or relating to a business corporation
Legal Definition of corporate
: a bond issued by a business corporation
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