monopoly

noun
1 control by one company
ADJECTIVE
effective, near, virtual
absolute (esp. AmE), total
government, state
local, national
natural

Water is a natural monopoly.

VERB + MONOPOLY
enjoy, exercise, have, hold

The company has a virtual monopoly in world markets.

create, establish, gain, get, secure, set up
keep, maintain, preserve, retain
lose
give sb, grant sb
challenge

companies who are challenging the state monopolies

break, break up, end

attempts to break the company's monopoly of the sugar industry

MONOPOLY + NOUN
position

The company was able to exploit its monopoly position.

control, power

The company used its monopoly control to charge exorbitant fees.

PREPOSITION
monopoly in

They created a monopoly in the export of wool.

monopoly of

One company holds a monopoly of the raw materials.

monopoly on

The company lost its monopoly on exporting beer to India.

monopoly over

They will fight to maintain their monopoly over local bus services.

2 organization
ADJECTIVE
public, state, state-controlled, state-owned

the privatization of state-owned monopolies such as the gas and electricity industries

giant, powerful
private
statutory
gas, oil

the giant gas monopoly Gazprom

media

It was one of the first new-media companies to take on Latin America's media monopolies.


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