Translation of monopoly in Spanish:
- 1 countable or uncountablealso: plural -liesgovernment/state monopolythey have a monopoly of the marketmonopolio gubernamental or del gobierno/estatal or del Estadoshe doesn't have a monopoly on my affectionsmonopolizan el mercadoto break somebody's monopolyno tiene el monopolio de mis sentimientosacabar con el monopolio de alguienExample 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.
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