Corporate means having to do with a corporation. Playing golf can be a part of corporate culture. A corporate jet is one owned by the company and used for company business.

When people refer to corporate as a noun, as in "I have to ask corporate," it's actually just a shortening of "corporate headquarters." People tend to be on their best behavior at work, where money and advancement are on the line. Therefore, corporate behavior is often associated with being eager to please those in authority.

Definitions of corporate
  1. adjective
    of or belonging to a corporation
    corporate rates”
    corporate structure”
  2. adjective
    organized and maintained as a legal corporation
    “a special agency set up in corporate form”
    synonyms: incorporated
    formed into a structured or coherent whole
  3. adjective
    done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
    “the corporate good”
    synonyms: collective
    united or combined
  4. adjective
    possessing or existing in bodily form
    “` corporate' is an archaic term”
    synonyms: bodied, corporal, embodied, incarnate
    corporeal, material
    having material or physical form or substance
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