- 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 monopolizer
On paper, the Chinese government became the monopolizer of legal ivory sales within its own country.China’s Blood Ivory Bazaar
June 30, 2014
- 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 monopolizer
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