[ kawr-per-uh-tahyz, -pruh-tahyz ]
/ ˈkɔr pər əˌtaɪz, -prəˌtaɪz /

verb (used with object), cor·po·ra·tized, cor·po·ra·tiz·ing.

to develop into big business; bring under the control of a corporation: to corporatize baseball.
Also especially British, cor·po·ra·tise.

Origin of corporatize

OTHER WORDS FROM corporatize

cor·po·ra·ti·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for corporatize



/ (ˈkɔːpərətaɪz, -prə-) /


(tr) to convert (a government-controlled industry or enterprise) into an independent company
(intr) to be influenced by or take on the features of a large commercial business, esp in being bureaucratic and uncaring
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