verb mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

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


Full Definition of MONOPOLIZE

transitive verb
:  to get a monopoly of :  assume complete possession or control of <monopolize a conversation>
mo·nop·o·li·za·tion \-ˌnä-pə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
mo·nop·o·liz·er \-ˈnä-pə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of MONOPOLIZE

  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.

First Known Use of MONOPOLIZE

MONOPOLIZING Defined for Kids


verb mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

Definition of MONOPOLIZE for Kids

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


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