Translation of "monopoly" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /məˈnɒp.əl.i/ us /-ˈnɑː.pəl-/

A (an organization or group that has) complete control of something, especially an area of business, so that others have no share

The government is determined to protect its tobacco monopoly.
Is Microsoft a monopoly?
The drafting of a new constitution cannot be a monopoly of the white minority regime (= other people should do it too).
He does not have a/the monopoly on (= he is not the only one who has) good looks.
monopolistic adjective uk /məˌnɒp.əlˈɪs.tɪk/ us /-ˌnɑː.pəˈlɪs-/ usually disapproving

(Translation of “monopoly” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /məˈnopəli/ (plural monopolies)

(business ) the sole right of making or selling something etc

a state monopoly on oil production.
monopolize verb ( (also monopoliseBritish))

to have a monopoly of or over

They’ve monopolized the fruit-canning industry.

to take up the whole of (eg someone’s attention)

She tries to monopolize the teacher’s attention.

(Translation of “monopoly” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)