from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To acquire or maintain a monopoly of.
  • transitive verb To dominate or use to the exclusion of others.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To have a monopoly on something
  • verb transitive To dominate or to get total control of something by excluding everyone else

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb have and control fully and exclusively
  • verb have or exploit a monopoly of


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