What does the word monopolize mean?

Usage examples for monopolize

  1. This friendship was the result of my diplomacy in having sent him valuable presents from Masindi, together with a letter warning him against Kabba Rega, who wished to prevent the goods of the north from reaching Uganda, in order that he might monopolize the trade in Unyoro. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  2. Land the captains of industry have not monopolized, and labor imbued with the spirit of ownership they cannot monopolize. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings