mo·​nop·​o·​list mə-ˈnä-pə-list How to pronounce monopolist (audio)
: a person who monopolizes
monopolistic adjective
monopolistically adverb

Examples of monopolist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another irony in this case is that the monopolist in the airline industry that is interfering most with healthy competition is the government itself. Stephen Moore, National Review, 23 Jan. 2024 And in the trial's first week—as the DOJ claimed Google was hiding evidence by training employees to avoid words monopolists use in office communications—Mehta allowed Google to seal off testimony from a Verizon executive despite the DOJ's objections. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 27 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, the Russian nuclear-energy monopolist, Rosatom, is building another block of Hungary’s nuclear-power plant in Paks. Ivana Stradner, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 The Chicago School used complicated mathematical models to sort the good monopolists from the bad ones. Cory Doctorow, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 While Sweeney sought to depict Google as a greedy monopolist under questioning by his own lawyer, Google attorney Jonathan Kravis tried to flip the script. Michael Liedtke, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2023 Big Tech monopolists are already positioning themselves to dominate AI. Vivek Wadhwa, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 In order to gore its preferred ox, the FTC is ignoring the realities of today’s retail world in asserting that Amazon is a monopolist. Jessica Melugin, National Review, 4 Oct. 2023 These are not the statements of a man who liked most monopolies and merely sought to restrain the occasional monopolist who lost sight of his duty to make life better for the public. Cory Doctorow, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monopolist was in 1601

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“Monopolist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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mo·​nop·​o·​list mə-ˈnäp-ə-ləst How to pronounce monopolist (audio)
: one who monopolizes
monopolistic adjective

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