from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To acquire or maintain a monopoly of.
- transitive v. To dominate by excluding others: monopolized the conversation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To have a monopoly on something
- v. To dominate or to get total control of something by excluding everyone else
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To acquire a monopoly of; to have or get the exclusive privilege or means of dealing in, or the exclusive possession of; to engross the whole of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To obtain a monopoly of; have an exclusive right of trading in: as, to monopolize all the corn in a district.
- To obtain or engross the whole of; obtain exclusive possession of.
- Also spelled monopolise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have and control fully and exclusively
- v. have or exploit a monopoly of
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