• (RP) IPA: /ˈkɔːp(ə)ɹət/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈkɔɹpəɹət/, /ˈkɔɹpɹət/


  1. Of or relating to a corporation.
  2. Formed into a corporation; incorporated.
  3. Unified into one body; collective.
    • c. 1605–1608, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Tymon of Athens”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
      They answer in a joint and corporate voice.
  4. Related to corporation that franchises rather than an individual franchise.
    The one on Seventh Street is a corporate franchise.
  • French: corporatif
  • German: Firmen-, Unternehmens-
  • Portuguese: corporativo
  • Russian: корпорати́вный
  • Spanish: corporativo
Translations Translations
  • Russian: о́бщий


  1. (finance) A bond issued by a corporation.
  2. A short film produced for internal use in a business, e.g. for training, rather than for a general audience.
  3. (business, uncountable) A corporation that franchises, as opposed to than an individual franchise.
    McDonald's corporate issued a new policy today.

corporate (corporates, present participle corporating; past and past participle corporated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To incorporate.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To become incorporated.

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