mo·nop·o·lize /mə-'nä-pə-ˌlīz/ vt -lized, -liz·ing: to get a monopoly of
monopolize an industry
mo·nop·o·li·za·tion /-ˌnä-pə-lə-'zā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb absorb, appropriate, control, control market supply, control prices, control trade, corner, corner the market, dominate, engage, engross, enthrall, exercise exclusive rights, grip, have all to oneself, hold spellbound, hold the interest of, involve, keep entirely to oneself, obtain exclusive possession, occupy, own exclusively, retain exclusive control, retain exclusive possession, secure exclusive control, secure exclusive possession, stifle competition, suppress competition associated concepts: conspiracy to monopolize, restraint of trade II index immerse (engross), occupy (engage), possess

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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