[kawr-per-uh-tahyz, -pruh-tahyz]

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.

Nearby words

  1. corporation stop,
  2. corporation tax,
  3. corporatism,
  4. corporatist,
  5. corporative,
  6. corporator,
  7. corporeal,
  8. corporeity,
  9. corposant,
  10. corps

Also especially British, cor·po·ra·tise.

Origin of corporatize

Related formscor·po·ra·ti·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for corporatize




(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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