monopolist

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

Definition of monopolist

: a person who monopolizes

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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 One provision in the draft lowered the bar for the authorities to argue, in certain cases, that a company was a monopolist. New York Times, "China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion in Landmark Antitrust Case," 9 Apr. 2021 Live Nation has since combined with the ticketing monopoly Ticketmaster, satellite radio monopolist SiriusXM, and online radio leader Pandora as part of media mega-conglomerate Liberty Media. Ron Knox, Wired, "Big Music Needs to Be Broken Up to Save the Industry," 16 Mar. 2021 If so, and if the free market Texas legislature does not step in, consumers will face the outcome expected when a monopolist runs a market: much less service at much higher prices. Ed Hirs, Forbes, "Texas Grid Failure: Why More Heads Need To Roll," 2 Mar. 2021 In antitrust, consumer welfare is often associated with a monopolist demonstrating its power by raising product prices to maximize profit. Steve Lohr, Star Tribune, "Can Gilded Age antitrust law tame Google-era monopolies?," 22 Oct. 2020 Would prices have been lower if not for a monopolist’s exclusion of rivals? Sandeep Vaheesan, Wired, "Antitrust Litigation Isn't Enough. Biden Needs to Go Further," 10 Dec. 2020 In antitrust, consumer welfare is often associated with a monopolist demonstrating its power by raising product prices to maximize profit. Steve Lohr, Star Tribune, "Can Gilded Age antitrust law tame Google-era monopolies?," 22 Oct. 2020 In antitrust, consumer welfare is often associated with a monopolist demonstrating its power by raising product prices to maximize profit. Steve Lohr, Star Tribune, "Can Gilded Age antitrust law tame Google-era monopolies?," 22 Oct. 2020 In antitrust, consumer welfare is often associated with a monopolist demonstrating its power by raising product prices to maximize profit. Steve Lohr, Star Tribune, "Can Gilded Age antitrust law tame Google-era monopolies?," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of monopolist

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Monopolist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monopolist. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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