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monopolize

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verb, mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of monopolize

  • : to take over and control (something or someone) completely : to use (something) in a way that prevents others from using it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of monopolize

monopolizedmonopolizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to get a monopoly of :  assume complete possession or control of <monopolize a conversation>

monopolization play \-ˌnä-pə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
monopolizer play \-ˈnä-pə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of monopolize in a sentence

  1. He's always monopolizing the conversation.

  2. The company has monopolized the market for computer operating systems.

  3. One group monopolized the camping area, taking almost all of the campsites.



1611

First Known Use of monopolize

1611


MONOPOLIZE Defined for Kids

monopolize

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verb mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

Definition of monopolize for Students

monopolizedmonopolizing

  1. :  to get or have complete control over <My sister monopolized the conversation.>




Law Dictionary

monopolize

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transitive verb mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

Legal Definition of monopolize

monopolizedmonopolizing

  1. :  to get a monopoly of <monopolize an industry>

monopolization \-ˌnä-pə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ play noun




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