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English definition of “monopolize”

monopolize

verb [T] (PERSON/CONVERSATION) (UK usually monopolise)     /məˈnɒp.əl.aɪz/ US  /-ˈnɑː.pə.laɪz/
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 .Controlling and being in charge monopolization (UK usually monopolisation)     /məˌnɒp.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌnɑː.pəl-/ noun [U]
(Definition of monopolize verb (PERSON/CONVERSATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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