Definition of cartelize in English:


Line breaks: car¦tel|ize
Pronunciation: /kɑːˈtɛlʌɪz, ˈkɑːtəlʌɪz
(also cartelise)


[with object]
  • (Of manufacturers or suppliers) form a cartel in (an industry or trade): the domestic industry retains the benefits of its expanded productivity by cartelizing the market (as adjective cartelized) Europe’s cartelized airline industry
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    • Symeonidis finds that industries without cartels have much higher advertising expenditures than cartelized industries.
    • As public choice economists have shown, government regulation is often the surest means to cartelize an industry, and that almost always benefits the dominant player.
    • This would cartelize American industry and increase profits.

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