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verb [transitive] economics     monopolize pronunciation in American English
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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
    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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     monopolization pronunciation in American English
/məˌnɑpəlɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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