Meaning of monopolize

mo•nop•o•lize

Pronunciation: (mu-nop'u-līz"), [key]
— -lized, -liz•ing.
  1. to acquire, have, or exercise a monopoly of.
  2. to obtain exclusive possession of; keep entirely to oneself: Children monopolize one's time.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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