Pronunciation: (mu-nop'u-līz"), [key]
—v.t., -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. Also, esp. Brit.,mo•nop'o•lise".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.