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  Definition of possess
  1. have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
  2. have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
  3. enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"
Similar Words: own, have

 

Hyponyms: prepossess, exhibit

 

Grouped Verbs: have, feature

 

Derivational Morphology: possession, ownership, owner, possessor, rich person, wealthy person, have, proprietor

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: притежавам   Chinese: 拥有  
Dutch: bezitten   Finnish: omistaa  
French: posséder   German: besitzen  
Hungarian: van   Italian: possedere  
Japanese: 占有   Korean: 가지다  
Norwegian: inneha   Portuguese: possuir  
Russian: обладать   Spanish: poseer  
Swedish: äga  
 
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