mo·nop·o·list | \mə-ˈnä-pə-list \

Definition of monopolist 

: a person who monopolizes

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Other Words from monopolist

monopolistic \-ˌnä-pə-ˈlis-tik \ adjective
monopolistically \-ti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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But for the moment, the progressive anti-monopolist has no power. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Court Approves AT&T’s Merger With Time Warner," 12 June 2018 The progressive, anti-monopolist might respond to this complaint by calling for the breakup of Netflix and Amazon, too. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Court Approves AT&T’s Merger With Time Warner," 12 June 2018 In contrast to titans of industry like Andrew Carnegie or railroad magnate and telegraph cable monopolist Jay Gould, who Mackay would famously defeat, Mackay commanded the admiration of people worldwide. Gregory Crouch, Smithsonian, "The Mining Millionaire Americans Couldn’t Help But Love," 6 June 2018 Getty Images Experts aren’t, however, lumping in Apple Inc. AAPL 1.80% with the new monopolists. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Tech’s Titans Tiptoe Toward Monopoly," 31 May 2018 Microsoft was, the government said, a rapacious, unrepentant monopolist whose hardball tactics undermined competition and innovation. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Big Tech Trades Splashy Conference Demos for Introspection," 31 May 2018 Today, most of that activity has been captured inside Facebook, which, of the four major tech monopolists (Google, Amazon, and Apple being the other three), is the one that should concern civic activists the most. Micah L. Sifry, The New Republic, "Escape From Facebookistan," 21 May 2018 And so their image was just kind of an aggressive monopolist. Elizabeth Crane, Recode, "Full transcript: ‘Microtrends’ author and political strategist Mark Penn on Recode Decode," 18 May 2018 Because the Obama-era regulations offer the only hope of preserving a free and fair Internet, on which everybody can communicate without fear of having their data blocked or slowed by greedy broadband monopolists. Hiawatha Bray,, "The real reason the Net neutrality fight goes on," 16 May 2018

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1601, in the meaning defined above

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