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English definition of “monopolize”

monopolize

verb [T]    /məˈnɑp·əˌlɑɪz/
social studies to have or take complete control of something so that others are prevented from sharing it: Rockefeller monopolized oil refining in the 1800s. She has a habit of monopolizing the conversation.
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