monopolise
British variant of monopolize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • monopolise — (Brit.) v. exercise exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market; exploit a monopoly of; have a monopoly (also monopolize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monopolise — /məˈnɒpəlaɪz / (say muh nopuhluyz) verb (t) (monopolised, monopolising) 1. to acquire, have, or exercise a monopoly of (a market, commodity, etc.). 2. to obtain exclusive possession of; keep entirely to oneself: she tried to monopolise his time.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • monopolise — mo|nop|o|lise [ mə napə,laız ] a British spelling of monopolize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • monopolise — UK [məˈnɒpəlaɪz] / US [məˈnɑpəˌlaɪz] monopolize …   English dictionary

  • monopolise — /mə nɒpəlaɪz/, monopolize verb to create a monopoly or to get control of all the supply of a product …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • monopolise — verb 1. have and control fully and exclusively He monopolizes the laser printer • Syn: ↑monopolize • Derivationally related forms: ↑monopoly (for: ↑monopolize) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • monopolises — monopolise (Brit.) v. exercise exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market; exploit a monopoly of; have a monopoly (also monopolize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monopolising — monopolise (Brit.) v. exercise exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market; exploit a monopoly of; have a monopoly (also monopolize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monopoliser — [ mɔnɔpɔlize ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1783 ; monopoler intr. XVe; de monopole 1 ♦ Exploiter, vendre par monopole. L État a monopolisé la vente des tabacs (⇒ monopoleur) . 2 ♦ Fig. Accaparer (qqn ou qqch.), s attribuer (un objet ou un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • monopolisateur — monopolisateur, trice [ mɔnɔpɔlizatɶr, tris ] n. • 1846; de monopoliser ♦ Personne qui monopolise (2o). ● monopolisateur, monopolisatrice adjectif et nom Qui monopolise quelque chose. monopolisateur, trice n. et adj. Personne qui monopolise… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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