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monopolize

[ muh-nop-uh-lahyz ]
/ m蓹藞n蓲p 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mo路nop路o路lized, mo路nop路o路liz路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路nop路o路lise .

Origin of monopolize

First recorded in 1605鈥15; monopol(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM monopolize

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British Dictionary definitions for monopolize

monopolize

monopolise

/ (m蓹藞n蓲p蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (tr)
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 monopolize

monopolization or monopolisation, nounmonopolizer or monopoliser, noun
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