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monopolize

verb [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 photography market 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-/
Translations of “monopolize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 商業, 壟斷, 包辦…
in Russian монополизировать…
in Turkish tekeline almak, tekelleştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 商业, 垄断, 包办…
in Polish zmonopolizować…
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