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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In short, the leadership of the corporate community right now is absolutely critical. Ilyse Hogue, Glamour, "Attention Corporate America, Women Need to Know That You Support Their Reproductive Rights," 23 Apr. 2019 ServiceMaster, which moved its corporate headquarters downtown, will eventually employ 1,200, according to the company. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Memphis downtown boom fueled by riverfront city’s rich history," 25 Sep. 2018 Three months ago, a corporate representative called her to book a last-minute gig for an event, hosted by a software company at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Emma Goldberg, Glamour, "A Penny for Her Thoughts? Women in the Gig Economy Struggle to Get Paid," 16 Apr. 2019 ConceptD is Acer’s new brand of PCs made for creative professionals who need gaming-class graphics power, but in quieter, cooler systems, better suited for corporate and studio environments. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Sorry, gamers: Acer's ConceptD PCs are powerful, quiet, and cool, but made for creators," 12 Apr. 2019 Its corporate and investment banking division reported a profit of $3.25 billion, down from $3.97 billion a year earlier. Ken Sweet, The Seattle Times, "JPMorgan’s 1Q profits rise 5%, helped by higher rates," 12 Apr. 2019 At the same time, the company mounted a rigorous effort to promote key friends in Congress, undermine its corporate and legislative enemies, and push conspiracy theories and opposition research onto reporters. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook has a growing morale problem," 15 Nov. 2018 Investors piled into bonds in the first few months of 2019, buying everything from Treasurys to riskier corporate debt as a newly supportive Federal Reserve eased concerns about rising interest rates and the potential for a near-term recession. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, "Debt Investors at a Crossroads as Fed Pivots," 31 Mar. 2019 Shopping 22 Slides Over the past few seasons, designers have offered up more and more reasons to ditch the antiquated notion that suits are only for those who work in corporate environments. Glamour, "22 Very Convincing Reasons To Swap Out Your Sundress For A Suit," 21 Mar. 2019

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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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