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Pronunciation:  mu'nâpu`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  have or exploit a monopoly of; "OPEC wants to monopolize oil"
  2. [v]  have and control fully and exclusively; "He monopolizes the laser printer"

MONOPOLIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: monopolise, monopolise
 See Also: command, control, have, have got, hold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mo*nop"o*lize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Monopolized};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Monopolizing}.] [From {Monopoly}.]
To acquire a monopoly of; to have or get the exclusive
privilege or means of dealing in, or the exclusive possession
of; to engross the whole of; as, to monopolize the coffee
trade; to monopolize land.

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