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(ˈkɔːpərətaɪz; -prə-) or


1. (Commerce) (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
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(ˈkɔr pər əˌtaɪz, -prəˌtaɪz)

v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to develop or turn into big business.
cor`po•ra•ti•za′tion, n.
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The OFB workers were on a strike against plans to "corporatize" the organisation.
'Provincial bus ban in Edsa aims to monopolize and corporatize public mass transport through corporate control of public vehicles going in and out of integrated terminals,' he claimed.
With the goal of expanding King Fahd International Airport's (KFIA) operational efficiencies and overall capacity, DACO was established in July 2017 to corporatize the management of the airport, as part of the Saudi Vision 2030's corporatization program.
Early on, the White House endorsed an effort to "corporatize" the poorly run Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control system, which raised that reform's priority with House GOP leadership.
'We had to averse to the government's plan to corporatize JDWNRH.
'In other words, its main purpose is just to corporatize public transportation.
They were of the view when the organization was already profitable why the government needed to corporatize it.
On power sector, the government is now making a plan to corporatize the power distribution companies in order to bring desired improvements in the cash bleeding power sector.
The proposals given by Kaiser Bengali to increase the railway revenue included to corporatize Pakistan Railways and National Logistics Cell (NLC), Combine Pakistan Railways and NLC under one holding company; and create an integrated rail-road transport network.
However, the administration counters that such fears are unfounded, as any move to corporatize, sell off assets or shutter these entities requires an act of law, and hence the involvement of parliament.
In order to corporatize the family arrangements, a suitable corporate structure must be selected.
These range from how the NYPD has spied on bicyclist activists and helped Citibank and MasterCard corporatize cycling in NYC; spying on children at McDonalds; spying on the press; spying on lawyers and progressive lawyer associations like the National Lawyers Guild and the People's Law Office; the use of drones; and environmental activists.