Monopolize



to acquire, have, or exercise a of.
to obtain exclusive possession of; keep entirely to oneself:
Children monopolize one’s time.
Contemporary Examples

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

Historical Examples

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

verb (transitive)
to have, control, or make use of fully, excluding others
to obtain, maintain, or exploit a monopoly of (a market, commodity, etc)
v.

1610s; see monopoly + -ize. Figurative use from 1620s. Related: Monopolized; monopolizing; monopolization.

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