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Definition of monopolize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they monopolize
    he / she / it monopolizes
    past simple monopolized
    -ing form monopolizing
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  1. 1monopolize something to have or take control of the largest part of something so that other people are prevented from sharing it Men traditionally monopolized jobs in the printing industry. As usual, she completely monopolized the conversation.
  2. 2monopolize somebody to have or take a large part of someone's attention or time so that they are unable to speak to or deal with other people
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noun [uncountable]
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