Monopolize

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 monopolize — transitive verb ( lized; lizing) Date: 1611 to get a monopoly of ; assume complete possession or control of < monopolize a conversation > • monopolization noun • monopolizer noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 monopolize — monopolization, n. monopolizer, n. /meuh nop euh luyz /, v.t., monopolized, monopolizing. 1. to acquire, have, or exercise a monopoly of. 2. to obtain exclusive possession of; keep entirely to oneself: Children monopolize one s time. Also, esp.… …

    Universalium

  • 14 monopolize — verb Monopolize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑market …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 monopolize — [[t]mənɒ̱pəlaɪz[/t]] monopolizes, monopolizing, monopolized (in BRIT, also use monopolise) 1) VERB If you say that someone monopolizes something, you mean that they have a very large share of it and prevent other people from having a share. [V n] …

    English dictionary

  • 16 monopolize — also ise BrE verb (T) 1 to have complete control over something so that other people cannot share it: This small group monopolized the key positions in government for many years. | to monopolize a conversation 2 to demand or need a lot of someone …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 monopolize — verb a) To have a monopoly on something b) To dominate something by excluding everyone else See Also: monopolization …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 monopolize — Synonyms and related words: absorb, absorb the attention, adopt, appropriate, arrest, arrogate, assume, buy, buy back, buy in, buy into, buy off, buy on credit, buy up, catch, charm, colonize, complete a purchase, conquer, consume, control,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 monopolize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. engross, absorb, appropriate, corner. See attention. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. engross, acquire, exclude, own exclusively, absorb, consume, manage, have, hold, corner, cartelize, syndicate, restrain …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 monopolize — mo|nop|o|lize also monopolise BrE [məˈnɔpəlaız US ˈna: ] v [T] 1.) to have complete control over something so that other people cannot share it or take part in it ▪ The company has monopolized the soft drinks market. ▪ He monopolized the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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