- to acquire, have, or exercise a monopoly of.
- to obtain exclusive possession of; keep entirely to oneself: Children monopolize one's time.
Origin of monopolize
Related Words for monopolizingexclude, possess, utilize, absorb, engross, use, acquire, consume, devour, hog, patent, manage, employ, own, restrain, have, syndicate, corner, hold, copyright
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Contemporary Examples of monopolizing
Moreover an EU investigation into monopolizing practices by Gazprom may force the Kremlin to review its whole energy strategy.Russia’s Cynical Foreign Policy Play
September 9, 2013
Historical Examples of monopolizing
She couldn't have, or she would at least have made some effort to prevent Eileen from monopolizing you.Her Father's Daughter
He smiled and added, "I should be monopolizing the time which belongs to your company."Eventide
I was savagely glad that he did not succeed in monopolizing Leah; not even I could do that.The Martian
George Du Maurier
Monopolizing the coupe, she became absolute mistress of the situation.The Parisians, Complete
There are, in fact, no immense estates grasping nearly the whole of a district; no monopolizing farmers, nor dealers in grain.
- to have, control, or make use of fully, excluding others
- to obtain, maintain, or exploit a monopoly of (a market, commodity, etc)