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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.

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

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.

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
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"

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.

monopolize

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

monopolize

[məˈnɒpəlaɪz] VT (lit, fig) → monopolizar

monopolize

[məˈnɒpəlaɪz] monopolise (British) vtmonopoliser

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

monopolize

[məˈnɒpəˌlaɪz] vtmonopolizzare

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.
References in classic literature ?
But if I find them giving themselves airs, or monopolizing my father, or at all ill-treating him, or worrying him with their artistic beastliness, I intend to put my foot down, yes, firmly.
Besides though New Bedford has of late been gradually monopolizing the business of whaling, and though in this matter poor old Nantucket is now much behind her, yet Nantucket was her great original --the Tyre of this Carthage; --the place where the first dead American whale was stranded.
Then tell me; art thou not an arrant, all-grasping, inter-meddling, monopolizing, heathenish old scamp, to be one day making legs, and the next day coffins to clap them in, and yet again life-buoys out of those same coffins?
Not content with the natural neglect into which Sight Recognition was falling, they began boldly to demand the legal prohibition of all "monopolizing and aristocratic Arts" and the consequent abolition of all endowments for the studies of Sight Recognition, Mathematics, and Feeling.
"It is quite clear you are not acquainted with the English; they have a perfect rage for monopolizing everything."
BAGHDAD / NINA /- A member of the House of Representatives of the Saairun Alliance, Riyadh al-Masoudi emphasized that the country needs to balance positions on a national basis away from monopolizing one hand or component.
The report, Monopolizing the Sites -- The Politics of Tourism in the Occupied Syrian Golan , investigates and analyzes the tourism industry in the occupied Syrian Golan and discusses how Israel exploited these sites for its own benefit at the expense of the local Syrian population.
Asked if he thinks it was unfair for some people to accuse him of monopolizing the hearing, Gordon said, 'I think it's lack of knowledge or understanding that somebody has got to lay the predicate or the facts of the case, and the issues involved and I think we did that.'
There should be a boycott of those monopolizing the market, he said.
My comments relate to Chapter 3, titled "How 'Monopolizing Conduct,' 'Attempts to Monopolize,' and 'Exclusionary or Foreclosing Conduct' Should Be Defined by Economists."
Barzaga branded Cruz as BPI's Janet Lim-Napoles for monopolizing the importation of garlic and onion by using several dummy corporations owned by her maids, drivers and other employees, making her earn P200 million from such scheme.
They've just spent the early part of the year conquering America, solidifying their phenom status on April 4, when they made history by monopolizing the top five slots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Please Please Me." More history would be in the making for the lads from Liverpool, they just didn't know it yet.