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monopolize

mo·nop·o·lize

monopolize

 
 
pronunciation:
m na p laIz
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: monopolized, monopolizes, monopolizing
definition 1: to obtain or maintain exclusive control over; have to oneself alone; dominate.
He tends to monopolize the conversation.She complains that her boyfriend is jealous of her friends and that he tries to monopolize her.
definition 2: in business, to dominate or set out to dominate (an industry); maintain or acquire a monopoly over.
The government investigated charges that the company was attempting to monopolize the software industry.
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