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corporatize

[kawr-per-uh-tahyz, -pruh-tahyz] /ˈkɔr pər əˌtaɪz, -prəˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), corporatized, corporatizing.
1.
to develop into big business; bring under the control of a corporation:
to corporatize baseball.
Also, especially British, corporatise.
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corporatization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for corporatize

corporatize

/ˈkɔːpərətaɪz; -prə-/
verb
1.
(transitive) to convert (a government-controlled industry or enterprise) into an independent company
2.
(intransitive) to be influenced by or take on the features of a large commercial business, esp in being bureaucratic and uncaring
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Contemporary definitions for corporatize
verb

to develop into a big business; to develop into a corporation

Examples

Baseball has been corporatized, just like other professional sports.

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