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mo·nop·o·lize

 (mə-nŏp′ə-līz′)
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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monopolize

(məˈnɒpəˌlaɪz) or

monopolise

vb (tr)
1. to have, control, or make use of fully, excluding others
2. (Economics) to obtain, maintain, or exploit a monopoly of (a market, commodity, etc)
moˌnopoliˈzation, moˌnopoliˈsation n
moˈnopoˌlizer, moˈnopoˌliser n
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mo•nop•o•lize

(məˈnɒp əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
1. to acquire, have, or exercise a monopoly of.
2. to obtain exclusive possession of.
[1605–15]
mo•nop`o•li•za′tion, n.
mo•nop′o•liz`er, n.
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monopolize


Past participle: monopolized
Gerund: monopolizing

Imperative
monopolize
monopolize
Present
I monopolize
you monopolize
he/she/it monopolizes
we monopolize
you monopolize
they monopolize
Preterite
I monopolized
you monopolized
he/she/it monopolized
we monopolized
you monopolized
they monopolized
Present Continuous
I am monopolizing
you are monopolizing
he/she/it is monopolizing
we are monopolizing
you are monopolizing
they are monopolizing
Present Perfect
I have monopolized
you have monopolized
he/she/it has monopolized
we have monopolized
you have monopolized
they have monopolized
Past Continuous
I was monopolizing
you were monopolizing
he/she/it was monopolizing
we were monopolizing
you were monopolizing
they were monopolizing
Past Perfect
I had monopolized
you had monopolized
he/she/it had monopolized
we had monopolized
you had monopolized
they had monopolized
Future
I will monopolize
you will monopolize
he/she/it will monopolize
we will monopolize
you will monopolize
they will monopolize
Future Perfect
I will have monopolized
you will have monopolized
he/she/it will have monopolized
we will have monopolized
you will have monopolized
they will have monopolized
Future Continuous
I will be monopolizing
you will be monopolizing
he/she/it will be monopolizing
we will be monopolizing
you will be monopolizing
they will be monopolizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been monopolizing
you have been monopolizing
he/she/it has been monopolizing
we have been monopolizing
you have been monopolizing
they have been monopolizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been monopolizing
you will have been monopolizing
he/she/it will have been monopolizing
we will have been monopolizing
you will have been monopolizing
they will have been monopolizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been monopolizing
you had been monopolizing
he/she/it had been monopolizing
we had been monopolizing
you had been monopolizing
they had been monopolizing
Conditional
I would monopolize
you would monopolize
he/she/it would monopolize
we would monopolize
you would monopolize
they would monopolize
Past Conditional
I would have monopolized
you would have monopolized
he/she/it would have monopolized
we would have monopolized
you would have monopolized
they would have monopolized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.monopolize - have and control fully and exclusively; "He monopolizes the laser printer"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
2.monopolize - have or exploit a monopoly of; "OPEC wants to monopolize oil"
have, have got, hold - have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
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monopolize

verb
1. control, corner, take over, dominate, exercise or have a monopoly of They are virtually monopolizing the market.
2. keep to yourself, corner, hog (slang), engross He monopolized her totally, to the exclusion of her brothers and sisters.
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monopolize

verb
1. To cause to be busy or in use:
2. To occupy the full attention of:
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Translations
monopolizovatzcela zaujmout
lægge beslag påmonopolisere
monopolizál
einokaeinoka; hleypa engum öîrum aî
monopolizovaťúplne zaujaťzmonopolizovať
kendi kontrolü altına almaktekelleştirmek

monopolize

[məˈnɒpəlaɪz] VT (lit, fig) → monopolizar
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monopolize

[məˈnɒpəlaɪz] monopolise (British) vtmonopoliser
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monopolize

vt (lit) marketmonopolisieren, beherrschen; (fig) person, place, sb’s time etcmit Beschlag belegen, in Beschlag nehmen; conversation, discussionbeherrschen, an sich (acc)reißen; to monopolize the supply of …eine Monopolstellung für die Lieferung von … haben; she wants to monopolize his attentionsie möchte seine Aufmerksamkeit ganz für sich haben
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monopolize

[məˈnɒpəˌlaɪz] vtmonopolizzare
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monopoly

(məˈnopəli) plural moˈnopolies noun
the sole right of making or selling something etc. This firm has a local monopoly of soap-manufacturing.
moˈnopolize, moˈnopolise verb
1. to have a monopoly of or over. They've monopolized the fruit-canning industry.
2. to take up the whole of (eg someone's attention). She tries to monopolize the teacher's attention.
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References in classic literature ?
In this way they hoped soon to monopolize the trade with all the tribes on the southern and western waters, and of those vast tracts comprised in ancient Louisiana.
Everything there is regulated by resident partners; that is to say, partners who reside in the tramontane country, but who move about from place to place, either with Indian tribes, whose traffic they wish to monopolize, or with main bodies of their own men, whom they employ in trading and trapping.
They had too much sense to be desirable companions to the former; and by the latter they were considered with a jealous eye, as intruding on THEIR ground, and sharing the kindness which they wanted to monopolize. Though nothing could be more polite than Lady Middleton's behaviour to Elinor and Marianne, she did not really like them at all.