Definition of monopolize
- monopolize a conversation
He's always monopolizing the conversation.
The company has monopolized the market for computer operating systems.
One group monopolized the camping area, taking almost all of the campsites.
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: to take over and control (something or someone) completely : to use (something) in a way that prevents others from using it
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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