- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||monopolized, monopolizes, monopolizing
||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.
||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.