- 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 monopolization
Is there anything brotherly about a monopolization of the labor market?They Who Knock at Our Gates
All this is bound to lead to a monopolization of hosts and servers.After the Rain
It was in vain to prohibit by edict after edict the monopolization of land by the wealthy classes.Japan
Lady Ella had to interfere to prevent the monopolization of this centre by Phoebe and Daphne for their home work.Soul of a Bishop
H. G. Wells
They feared the monopolization of agricultural lands and the evils of absentee ownership.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)
Dean Conant Worcester
- 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 monopolization
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