corporatize

corporatize

[kawr-per-uh-tahyz, -pruh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), corporatized, corporatizing.
to develop into big business; bring under the control of a corporation: to corporatize baseball.
Also, especially British, corporatise.


Origin:
corporate + -ize

corporatization, noun
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corporatize or corporatise (ˈkɔːpərətaɪz, -prə-, ˈkɔːpərətaɪz, -prə-)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to convert (a government-controlled industry or enterprise) into an independent company
2.  (intr) to be influenced by or take on the features of a large commercial business, esp in being bureaucratic and uncaring
 
corporatise or corporatise
 
vb

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Main Entry:  corporatize
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to develop into a big business; to develop into a corporation
Example:  Baseball has been corporatized, just like other professional sports.
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