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mo·nop·o·lize

monopolize

 
 
pronunciation:
m na p laIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: monopolizes, monopolizing, monopolized
definition: to get or keep sole control of; have for oneself alone; take over.
At the party, one man monopolized the conversation.My brother is monopolizing the television.
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The word monopolize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize).