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MONOPOLIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monopolize mean? 

MONOPOLIZE (verb)
  The verb MONOPOLIZE has 2 senses:

1. have and control fully and exclusively
2. have or exploit a monopoly of

  Familiarity information: MONOPOLIZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONOPOLIZE (verb)


Sense 1monopolize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have and control fully and exclusively

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

monopolise; monopolize

Context example:

He monopolizes the laser printer

Hypernyms (to "monopolize" is one way to...):

command; control (exercise authoritative control or power over)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2monopolize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have or exploit a monopoly of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

monopolise; monopolize

Context example:

OPEC wants to monopolize oil

Hypernyms (to "monopolize" is one way to...):

have; have got; hold (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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