monopolize

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English

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Etymology

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monopoly +‎ -ize

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /məˈnɒpəlʌɪz/
  • Audio (US):(file)

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monopolize (third-person singular simple present monopolizes, present participle monopolizing, simple past and past participle monopolized)

  1. (transitive) To have a monopoly on something.
  2. (transitive) To dominate or to get total control of something by excluding everyone else.
    Teachers try not to let any one student monopolize a class discussion.

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Galician

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Verb

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monopolize

  1. (reintegrationist norm) inflection of monopolizar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Portuguese

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Verb

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monopolize

  1. inflection of monopolizar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative