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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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China imposed the conditions of handing over two operational dams and corporatizing the one to be constructed if Pakistan wants to finance it under CPEC framework.
Alongside, the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) was established in 1997 to spearhead the process of corporatizing the power wing into eleven entities: three Gencos, nine Discos and one transmission company.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is imposing a 12-percent additional cost for corporatizing the income-generating assets into REIT.
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Question: Who profits from this next step to corporatizing our public schools?
One of the many strengths of Teaching Truly is its emphasis on developing teachers and students' critical literacy skills--interrogating power relations--to recognize the corporatizing, hegemonic influences, shored up by anti-Indianism, pervasive in the language, methods, biases, omissions, textbooks and standards of mainstream education.
This assumption obscures the fact that corporatizing policies have been efficacious largely because members of the academic community, even if reluctantly, have been instrumental in implementing them.
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