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tr.v. mo·nop·o·lized, mo·nop·o·liz·ing, mo·nop·o·liz·es
1. To acquire or maintain a monopoly of.
2. To dominate or use to the exclusion of others: monopolized the conversation.

mo·nop′o·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
mo·nop′o·liz′er n.
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Noun1.monopolizer - someone who monopolizes the means of producing or selling something
selfish person - a person who is unusually selfish
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The chief pleasure of these philosophers lay in going every Saturday night, when work was done, to Chaseborough, a decayed market-town two or three miles distant; and, returning in the small hours of the next morning, to spend Sunday in sleeping off the dyspeptic effects of the curious compounds sold to them as beer by the monopolizers of the once independent inns.
"It is impossible not to be able to find a certain food product in the market nowadays, so if I ask about an item in any shop and I do not find it, then I will automatically accuse the merchant of being a monopolizer," he said.
Quentin Skinner, a prominent British contemporary political theorist who takes his cue from the liberal--nationalist writings of Max Weber, regards the very use of the word 'state' as a 'decisive confirmation' of his thesis that 'the state,' (as opposed to 'the ruler') as 'legitimate' monopolizer of the means of violence is foundational to (what Skinner, following Weber) calls 'modernity' (Skinner, 1978, ii, p.
The Chicago school's insight that vertical arrangements bring little if any harm neglects the possibility that the exclusionary arrangements are creating a monopoly in a separate complement market, with consumer harm if the alleged monopolizer would face competition otherwise.
What is common to all three cases--Waco, Jamia Hafsa, Iraq--is a fundamental conflict between a legally legitimized monopolizer of force enforcing its laws--whether a single state or an alliance of states acting in the name of the United Nations--and a powerful but subordinate entity that simultaneously falls within the domain of these laws while claiming (weaponized) immunity from them in the name of some other set of laws.
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Quantitatively, it is not desired that students try to ask or answer every question, give all the examples, provide inordinate support to classmates, nor be a class discussion monopolizer. It is desirable that all students be given the opportunity to participate by asking questions, offering examples when called for, and supply evidence of personal awareness of concepts germane to class discussion.
As with face-to-face discussions, facilitators need to create a climate of mutual respect and be able to encourage non-participants to become more active in discussions while reducing the time the "discussion monopolizer" speaks (McKeachie, 1999; Poonwassie, 2001).
This land served as the Nor'Westers' supply depot for food and furs and they viewed Selkirk's grand scheme as a plot to "become a monopolizer of the fur trade."