monopolize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to obtain or preserve a monopoly of.
    • To take over by excluding others: monopolized the discussion.
    • to obtain a monopoly of; to possess or get the exclusive privilege or ways dealing in, and/or unique control of; to engross the entire of
  • verb:
    • having a monopoly on some thing
    • To take over or even get complete control of some thing by excluding everyone else
    • have and control fully and solely
    • have actually or make use of a monopoly of
  • others:
    • to get a monopoly of; have actually an exclusive right of trading in: as, to monopolize all of the corn in an area.
    • to have or engross the whole of; obtain exclusive possession of.
    • Also spelled monopolise.

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