monopolist

noun
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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What Facebook is really asking for is to be embraced and protected as America’s very own social media monopolist, bravely doing battle overseas. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s role in the French protests has polarized observers," 11 Dec. 2018 The challenges are not, a company that does A challenges the monopolist who does A. The challenge is a company who does B, has a total different approach to solving a problem ... Eric Johnson, Recode, "American capitalism broke in the 1980s. Can it be fixed?," 7 Nov. 2018 The commission could hamstring the monopolists with regulation—perhaps appointing government monitors to oversee content reviews—and watch out if Elizabeth Warren is elected President. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Big Tech in the Dock," 5 Sep. 2018 In this view, there is no crime in being monopolist; the crime is in abusing that power. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Amazon Is a Giant. But Bigness Isn’t a Crime.," 21 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of monopolist

1601, in the meaning defined above

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