monopolize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] economics 

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present tense
present participlemonopolizing
past tensemonopolized
past participlemonopolized
  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 monopolize the market.

    1. a.
      to prevent other people from using something or being involved in something

      She complained he was monopolizing the lift.

    2. b.
      if you monopolize someone, you talk to them a lot and do not allow anyone else to talk to them

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noun [uncountable]