monopolize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"monopolize" in British English

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monopolizeverb [T]

(UK usually monopolise) uk   /məˈnɒp.əl.aɪz/  us   /-ˈnɑː.pə.laɪz/

monopolize verb [T] (BUSINESS)

in ​business, to ​control something ​completely and to ​prevent other ​people having any ​effect on what ​happens: The ​company had monopolized the ​photographymarket for so many ​decades that they didn't ​worry about ​competition from other ​companies.

monopolize verb [T] (PERSON/CONVERSATION)

If someone monopolizes a ​person or a ​conversation, they ​talk a lot or ​stop other ​people being ​involved: She ​completely monopolized the ​conversation at ​lunch.
monopolization
noun [U] (UK usually monopolisation) uk   /məˌnɒp.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌnɑː.pəl-/
(Definition of monopolize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"monopolize" in American English

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monopolizeverb [T]

 us   /məˈnɑp·əˌlɑɪz/
social studies to have or take ​completecontrol of something so that ​others are ​prevented from ​sharing it: Rockefeller monopolized ​oilrefining in the 1800s. She has a ​habit of monopolizing the ​conversation.
(Definition of monopolize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"monopolize" in Business English

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monopolizeverb [T]

( UK also monopolise) uk   us   /məˈnɒpəlaɪz/
to take ​control of the ​supply and ​price of a particular ​product or ​service: Businesses might ​try to monopolize a ​market.
monopolization
noun [U] ( UK also monopolisation)
In the government's view, the ​goal is to "ensure that there remain no ​practices likely to ​result in monopolization."
(Definition of monopolize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monopolize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 商业, 垄断, 包办…
in Turkish tekeline almak, tekelleştirmek…
in Russian монополизировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 商業, 壟斷, 包辦…
in Polish zmonopolizować…
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