[ muh-nop-uh-lahyz ]
/ məˈnɒp əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), mo·nop·o·lized, mo·nop·o·liz·ing.
to acquire, have, or exercise a monopoly of.
to obtain exclusive possession of; keep entirely to oneself: Children monopolize one's time.
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Also especially British, mo·nop·o·lise .
Origin of monopolize
First recorded in 1605–15; monopol(y) + -ize
OTHER WORDS FROM monopolize
mo·nop·o·li·za·tion, nounmo·nop·o·liz·er, nounan·ti·mo·nop·o·li·za·tion, adjectiveo·ver·mo·nop·o·lize, verb (used with object), o·ver·mo·nop·o·lized, o·ver·mo·nop·o·liz·ing.
pre·mo·nop·o·lize, verb (used with object), pre·mo·nop·o·lized, pre·mo·nop·o·liz·ing.un·mo·nop·o·lized, adjectiveun·mo·nop·o·liz·ing, adjective
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How to use monopolize in a sentence
The cohesion which exists amongst them would speedily lead to the monopolization of all the higher posts by members of their race.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster
The Government does not permit the monopolization of power in any region or allow sites to be held for speculative purposes.Our National Forests|Richard H. Douai Boerker
It was in vain to prohibit by edict after edict the monopolization of land by the wealthy classes.Japan|Various
No effort will be made to socialize those industries which have not been made ready by a degree of monopolization.Socialism|John Spargo
For the first time since the beginning of human evolution, inventions checked the monopolization of control over others.Is civilization a disease?|Stanton Coit
British Dictionary definitions for monopolize
/ (məˈnɒpəˌlaɪz) /
to have, control, or make use of fully, excluding others
to obtain, maintain, or exploit a monopoly of (a market, commodity, etc)
Derived forms of monopolizemonopolization or monopolisation, nounmonopolizer or monopoliser, noun
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