[ kawr-per-it, -prit ]
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  1. of, for, or belonging to a corporation or corporations: a corporate executive; She considers the new federal subsidy just corporate welfare.

  2. forming a corporation.

  1. pertaining to a united group, as of persons: the corporate good.

  2. united or combined into one.

  1. a bond issued by a corporation.

Origin of corporate

First recorded in 1350–1400 for verb senses; 1505–15 for adjective senses; Middle English corporaten, from Latin corporātus, past participle of corporāre “to incorporate”; see incorporate1

Other words from corporate

  • cor·po·rate·ly, adverb
  • cor·po·rate·ness, noun
  • an·ti·cor·por·ate, adjective
  • an·ti·cor·por·ate·ly, adverb
  • an·ti·cor·por·ate·ness, noun
  • in·ter·cor·po·rate, adjective
  • non·cor·po·rate, adjective
  • non·cor·po·rate·ly, adverb

Words Nearby corporate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use corporate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for corporate


/ (ˈkɔːpərɪt, -prɪt) /

  1. forming a corporation; incorporated

  2. of or belonging to a corporation or corporations: corporate finance

  1. of or belonging to a united group; joint

Origin of corporate

C15: from Latin corporātus made into a body, from corporāre, from corpus body

Derived forms of corporate

  • corporately, adverb

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