- to acquire, have, or exercise a monopoly of.
- to obtain exclusive possession of; keep entirely to oneself: Children monopolize one's time.
Also especially British, mo·nop·o·lise.
Origin of monopolize
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Examples from the Web for monopolize
“This pyramid monster hotel will monopolize all the business in the city,” CEO Reto Wittwer said.Nobody’s Home at the Hermit Kingdom’s Ghost Hotel
May 22, 2014
So the only way to survive is to monopolize more of the market and up-sell subscribers just as Comcast-Time Warner Cable will do.Why Would Comcast Improve When It Could Buy Time Warner Cable Instead?
February 13, 2014
Should you give up in despair that this is one more thing the rich have managed to monopolize?In Defense of the 5 O'Clock Reservation
October 12, 2012
Yet no one has ever been able to monopolize any of the innovations that have periodically roiled the game.In ‘The Knockoff Economy,’ The Upside to Ripping Off Others’ Ideas
Kal Raustiala, Christopher Sprigman
September 8, 2012
Foremost among them is the Chinese communist oligarchy, with its determination to monopolize political power in China.So What Would I Do About China?
August 22, 2012
I cannot rob you of your maid and also be selfish enough to monopolize these rooms.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
It enabled him to monopolize almost everything else that was pleasant or superb.The Market-Place
It was their dominion, and their prerogative therefore to monopolize them.The Shellback's Progress
The aristocracy of office endeavours to monopolize the State-machine.The New Society
Harry did not monopolize the Tristram blood or the Tristram pride.Tristram of Blent
- to have, control, or make use of fully, excluding others
- to obtain, maintain, or exploit a monopoly of (a market, commodity, etc)
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Word Origin and History for monopolize
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