Definition of monopolize :
To acquire a monopoly of; to have or get the exclusive privilege or means of dealing in, or the exclusive possession of; to engross the whole of; as, to monopolize the coffee trade; to monopolize land.
own exclusively, tie up, engage, restrain, absorb, occupy, monopolise, patent, corner the market, corner, excite, awareness, preempt, preoccupy, consume, exclude, syndicate, manage, used, immerse, engross, copyright, cartelize, action
possess (part of speech: verb)
take (part of speech: verb)
- As if he had not only a right to monopolize virtue, but to be exempt from the wants which are common to all, and to supply which men form themselves into societies. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
- We don't have to monopolize all the oxygen, but only a very small fraction, and the world will come gasping to us, like so many fish out of water, falling over each other to buy!" - "The Air Trust", George Allan England.
- Roger had a host of questions to ask but kept silent, not wanting to monopolize the talk when older men were there. - "The Boy With the U. S. Survey", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.