mo·​nop·​o·​list | \ mə-ˈnä-pə-list How to pronounce monopolist (audio) \

Definition of monopolist

: a person who monopolizes

Other Words from monopolist

monopolistic \ mə-​ˌnä-​pə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce monopolist (audio) \ adjective
monopolistically \ mə-​ˌnä-​pə-​ˈli-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce monopolist (audio) \ adverb

Examples of monopolist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The complaint advances relatively untested theories arguing that antitrust laws account for actions taken by a firm that isn’t yet a monopolist but is positioned to become one. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 July 2022 The judge didn't brand Apple as a monopolist or require it to allow competing stores to offer apps for iPhones, iPads and iPods. Mike Householder, ajc, 30 June 2022 Since mid-1980s Reagan-era reforms of antitrust law, the test for whether a company is a monopolist has been whether its dominance harms consumers—usually through higher prices or shoddy goods. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 29 Jan. 2022 Telecom Italia SpA’s new Chief Executive Officer Pietro Labriola is ready to relinquish control of the company’s network, something that no previous manager of Italy’s ex-phone monopolist has so far been ready to do. Daniele Lepido,, 3 Mar. 2022 In Illumina, the F.T.C. sees a monopolist poised to thwart competition in a nascent market. Steve Lohr, New York Times, 10 Feb. 2022 In arguing that Apple was a monopolist, Epic had called for the ability to offer its own app store as an alternative way to distribute iOS apps. Brian Fung, CNN, 31 Mar. 2022 The question of whether Apple, through its App Store, was a monopolist in the market for mobile gaming was addressed in the case of Epic Games v. Apple. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 29 Jan. 2022 The judge didn’t brand Apple as a monopolist or require it to allow competing stores to offer apps for iPhones, iPads and iPods. Tom Krisher, USA TODAY, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of monopolist

1601, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Monopolist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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