monopolization

monopolize

[muh-nop-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), 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, especially British, monopolise.


Origin:
1605–15; monopol(y) + -ize

monopolization, noun
monopolizer, noun
antimonopolization, adjective
overmonopolize, verb (used with object), overmonopolized, overmonopolizing.
premonopolize, verb (used with object), premonopolized, premonopolizing.
unmonopolized, adjective
unmonopolizing, adjective
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monopolize or monopolise (məˈnɒpəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to have, control, or make use of fully, excluding others
2.  to obtain, maintain, or exploit a monopoly of (a market, commodity, etc)
 
monopolise or monopolise
 
vb
 
monopoli'zation or monopolise
 
n
 
monopoli'sation or monopolise
 
n
 
mo'nopolizer or monopolise
 
n
 
mo'nopoliser or monopolise
 
n

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monopolize
1610s; see monopoly + -ize. Related: Monopolized; monopolizing.
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