monopolize

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monopoly +‎ -ize

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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.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      "Now, Mr. Malone, I have given you rather more of my time than I had intended. The individual must not monopolize what is meant for the world."

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monopolize

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of monopolizar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of monopolizar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of monopolizar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of monopolizar