Monopolize
Monopolize Mo*nop"o*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Monopolized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Monopolizing}.] [From {Monopoly}.] To acquire a monopoly of; to have or get the exclusive privilege or means of dealing in, or the exclusive possession of; to engross the whole of; as, to monopolize the coffee trade; to monopolize land. [1913 Webster]

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  • monopolize — monopolize, engross, absorb, consume mean to take up completely. Monopolize, the general term, means to pos sess or control exclusively {monopolize the year s crop of cotton} {a child should not be allowed to monopolize the attention of his… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • monopolize — mo·nop·o·lize /mə nä pə ˌlīz/ vt lized, liz·ing: to get a monopoly of monopolize an industry mo·nop·o·li·za·tion / ˌnä pə lə zā shən/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • monopolize — mo‧nop‧o‧lize [məˈnɒpəlaɪz ǁ məˈnɑː ] also monopolise verb [transitive] ECONOMICS if a single company or a government monopolizes an industry, it gets control of all or most of it so that there is little or no competition from other companies or… …   Financial and business terms

  • monopolize — [mə näp′ə līz΄] vt. monopolized, monopolizing 1. to get, have or exploit a monopoly of 2. to get full possession or control of; dominate completely [to monopolize a conversation] monopolization n. monopolizer n …   English World dictionary

  • monopolize — (v.) 1610s; see MONOPOLY (Cf. monopoly) + IZE (Cf. ize). Figurative use from 1620s. Related: Monopolized; monopolizing; monopolization …   Etymology dictionary

  • monopolize — (Amer.) mo nop·o·lize || mÉ™ nÉ‘pÉ™laɪz / nÉ’ v. exercise exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market; exploit a monopoly of; have a monopoly (also monopolise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monopolize — [v] dominate, control absorb, acquire, bogart, consume, copyright, corner, corner the market*, devour, employ, engross, exclude, exercise control, have, hog*, hold, keep to oneself, lock up*, manage, own, own exclusively, patent, possess,… …   New thesaurus

  • monopolize — (also monopolise) ► VERB ▪ take exclusive control or use of. DERIVATIVES monopolization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • monopolize — UK [məˈnɒpəlaɪz] / US [məˈnɑpəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms monopolize : present tense I/you/we/they monopolize he/she/it monopolizes present participle monopolizing past tense monopolized past participle monopolized economics if a company… …   English dictionary

  • monopolize — mo|nop|o|lize [ mə napə,laız ] verb transitive 1. ) if a company monopolizes a particular business activity, it controls that activity by preventing other companies from being involved in it: Their aim was to outdo other competitors and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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