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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Example sentences
Truth and understanding are not such wares as to be monopolized and traded in
  by tickets and statutes and standards.
Nuclear power is, by it's nature, a monopolized resource.
The bottom line is that if these products could be patented and monopolized,
  they would be.
On the other side, professional football is also monopolized by those who have
  rich and powerful parents.
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