to acquire, have, or exercise a of.
to obtain exclusive possession of; keep entirely to oneself:
Children monopolize one’s time.
Should you give up in despair that this is one more thing the rich have managed to monopolize?
In Defense of the 5 O’Clock Reservation Megan McArdle October 11, 2012
Yet no one has ever been able to monopolize any of the innovations that have periodically roiled the game.
In ‘The Knockoff Economy,’ The Upside to Ripping Off Others’ Ideas Kal Raustiala, Christopher Sprigman September 7, 2012
Crossing governments set out to monopolize information across the Arab world—that is hardly new to Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera Banned: The Revolution America’s Missing Wadah Khanfar February 3, 2011
The question should be be asked: what more must the Military Council do to convince us that it is attempting to monopolize power?
Egypt’s Military Steals the Revolution Kareem Amer October 9, 2011
Foremost among them is the Chinese communist oligarchy, with its determination to monopolize political power in China.
So What Would I Do About China? David Frum August 21, 2012
It’s all very fine for you four to monopolize the stage and keep us out of it!
Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
I cannot rob you of your maid and also be selfish enough to monopolize these rooms.
Jennie Baxter, Journalist Robert Barr
Both branches of the service were determined to monopolize whatever credit might ensue.
The Story of Isaac Brock Walter R. Nursey
It was their dominion, and their prerogative therefore to monopolize them.
The Shellback’s Progress Walter Runciman
He allowed me to monopolize him to the exclusion of every one else.
The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
to have, control, or make use of fully, excluding others
to obtain, maintain, or exploit a monopoly of (a market, commodity, etc)
1610s; see monopoly + -ize. Figurative use from 1620s. Related: Monopolized; monopolizing; monopolization.
a person who has a . an advocate of . Contemporary Examples So, like any monopolist, the agency ballooned into a bureaucratic monstrosity that spends much of its wealth on itself. Inside the Port Authority, the Corrupt Powerhouse Behind Christie’s Bridgegate Scandal Jim Epstein January 20, 2014 Historical Examples Let us consider next what wages […]
the existence or prevalence of . Historical Examples Inequality of right was therefore the characteristic of this period; Marlo calls it monopolism. Contemporary Socialism John Rae
- Antimonic acid
. Historical Examples antimonic acid, when first heated, becomes white, and is converted into antimonious acid. A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe Anonymous antimonic acid and its hydrate changes moistened blue litmus paper to red. A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe Anonymous It is very […]
of or containing , especially in the pentavalent state. Historical Examples antimonic acid, when first heated, becomes white, and is converted into antimonious acid. A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe Anonymous antimonic acid and its hydrate changes moistened blue litmus paper to red. A System of Instruction in the Practical […]