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American English: /məˈnɑpəli/
British English: /məˈnɒp(ə)li/

Translation of monopoly in Spanish:


  • 1 countable or uncountable
    also: plural -lies
    government/state monopoly
    monopolio gubernamental or del gobierno/estatal or del Estado
    they have a monopoly of the market
    monopolizan el mercado
    she doesn't have a monopoly on my affections
    no tiene el monopolio de mis sentimientos
    to break somebody's monopoly
    acabar con el monopolio de alguien
    Example sentences
    • With cities from Shanghai to Beijing to Shenzhen vying for a piece of the action, Hong Kong is losing its monopoly on China trade.
    • From its harbours, Albuquerque's fleet brutally enforced the Portuguese monopoly of the spice trade.
    • Decriminalisation has all the disadvantages of increased use while allowing gangs to retain their virtual monopoly on production and supply.
  • 2
    also: Monopoly
    Monopoly® (masculine)
    El Estanciero® (Argentina)

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