monopolize

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verb mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

Definition of monopolize

monopolized

monopolizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to get a monopoly of :  assume complete possession or control of <monopolize a conversation>

monopolization

play \-ˌnä-pə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

monopolizer

play \-ˈnä-pə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of monopolize in a sentence

  1. He's always monopolizing the conversation.

  2. The company has monopolized the market for computer operating systems.

  3. One group monopolized the camping area, taking almost all of the campsites.

1611

First Known Use of monopolize

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MONOPOLIZE Defined for English Language Learners

monopolize

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verb mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

Definition of monopolize for English Language Learners

  • : to take over and control (something or someone) completely : to use (something) in a way that prevents others from using it


MONOPOLIZE Defined for Kids

monopolize

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verb mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

Definition of monopolize for Students

monopolized

monopolizing

  1. :  to get or have complete control over <My sister monopolized the conversation.>


Law Dictionary

monopolize

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transitive verb mo·nop·o·lize \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\

Legal Definition of monopolize

monopolized

monopolizing

  1. :  to get a monopoly of <monopolize an industry>

monopolization

\-ˌnä-pə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ play noun


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