monopolize monopolize  /mə ˈnɑ pə ˌlaɪz/

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. In the waning years of the cold war, he bought photocopiers for his native Hungary so the communists couldn't monopolize information.
  2. Since his companies could not monopolize Russian oil production, he has been disparaging Soviet oil.
  3. Often superintendents and supervisors capitalize their influence by writing textbooks, with the result that their books monopolize the local market.

News

  • Obama and Putin at the G-8: So little time, so much to discuss

    LONDON -- In the year since U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin last met face to face, tens of thousands of Syrians have been killed and hundreds of thousands have fled that country’s raging civil war. So Syria will likely monopolize what’s expected to be a short, one-hour bilateral meeting on the sidelines of next week’s G-8 summit in Northern Ireland.There is some ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "No legitimate interest is served when oil and gas become tools of intimidation or blackmail, either by supply manipulation or attempts to monopolize transportation," Cheney said, weighing in on a heated European debate over Russia's reliability...
    on May 4, 2006 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Initially, they (the US and its allies) were very angry. The reason was clear: They basically wanted to monopolize nuclear power in order to rule the world and impose their will on nations," Ahmadinejad told a news conference, according to the...
    on Nov 14, 2006 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Boston Herald

  3. Odinga, the prime minister-designate under the peace deal, said the crisis "captures the astonishing lengths PNU is willing to go to ensure that it continues to monopolize power."
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Raila Odinga Source: International Herald Tribune

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