corporate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare (to make into a body), which in turn was formed from corpus (body). See also corpse.

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Adjective[edit]

corporate (comparative more corporate, superlative most corporate)

  1. Of or relating to a corporation.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, Internal Combustion[1]:
      But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.
    • 2013 June 14, Jonathan Freedland, “Obama's once hip brand is now tainted”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 18: 
      Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.
  2. Formed into a corporation; incorporated.
  3. Unified into one body; collective.
    • Shakespeare
      They answer in a joint and corporate voice.

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Noun[edit]

corporate (plural corporates)

  1. (finance) A bond issued by a corporation
    • 2009 January 11, Robert D. Hershey Jr., “Look Past 2008 Stars for Gains in Bonds”:
      So-called junk corporates and emerging-market debt remain generally out of favor.

Verb[edit]

corporate (third-person singular simple present corporates, present participle corporating, simple past and past participle corporated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To incorporate.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Stow to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To become incorporated.

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Verb[edit]

corporāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of corporō