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Possess

Possess Meaning & Definition
Possess Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Possess?

[v] have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
[v] have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
[v] enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Possess: have | own

Related Terms | Find terms related to Possess: achieve | acquire | appreciate | apprehend | be acquainted with | be apprised of | be aware of | be cognizant of | be conscious of | be conversant with | be enfeoffed of | be informed | be possessed of | be seized of | bear | bedevil | beset | bewitch | boast | captivate | carry | catch up | charm | claim | clap hands on | clasp | claw | clench | clinch | clutch | cognize | come by | come into | command | compel | comprehend | conceive | conceptualize | consume | contain | control | demonize | devilize | diabolize | discern | dominate | drain off | draw off | drive | embody | embrace | enchant | enjoy | fathom | fill | gain | get | get hold of | glom on to | govern | grab | grab hold of | grapple | grasp | grip | gripe | hant | haunt | have | have and hold | have in hand | have information about | have knowledge of | have tenure of | hex | hold | hoodoo | hug | impel | include | infatuate | jinx | ken | know | lay hands on | lay hold of | loot | make out | nail | nip | nip up | not let go | obsess | obtain | occupy | overlook | own | palm | partake | perceive | pillage | pocket | prehend | preoccupy | procure | realize | receive | recognize | retain | savvy | secure | see | seize | snap up | snatch | spook | squat | squat on | steal | take | take by assault | take by storm | take hold of | take possession | take possession of | understand | usucapt | voodoo | whip up | win | witch | wot | wot of

See Also | dominate | exhibit | feature | have | prepossess

Possess In Webster's Dictionary

\Pos*sess"\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Possessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Possessing}.] [L. possessus, p. p. of possidere to have, possess, from an inseparable prep. (cf. {Position}) + sedere to sit. See {Sit}.] 1. To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to hold. Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land. --Jer. xxxii. 15. Yet beauty, though injurious, hath strange power, After offense returning, to regain Love once possessed. --Milton. 2. To have the legal title to; to have a just right to; to be master of; to own; to have; as, to possess property, an estate, a book. I am yours, and all that I possess. --Shak. 3. To obtain occupation or possession of; to accomplish; to gain; to seize. How . . . to possess the purpose they desired. --Spenser. 4. To enter into and influence; to control the will of; to fill; to affect; -- said especially of evil spirits, passions, etc. ``Weakness possesseth me.'' --Shak. Those which were possessed with devils. --Matt. iv. 24. For ten inspired, ten thousand are possessed. --Roscommon. 5. To put in possession; to make the owner or holder of property, power, knowledge, etc.; to acquaint; to inform; -- followed by of or with before the thing possessed, and now commonly used reflexively. I have possessed your grace of what I purpose. --Shak. Record a gift . . . of all he dies possessed Unto his son. --Shak. We possessed our selves of the kingdom of Naples. --Addison. To possess our minds with an habitual good intention. --Addison. Syn: To have; hold; occupy; control; own. Usage: {Possess}, {Have}. Have is the more general word. To possess denotes to have as a property. It usually implies more permanence or definiteness of control or ownership than is involved in having. A man does not possess his wife and children: they are (so to speak) part of himself. For the same reason, we have the faculties of reason, understanding, will, sound judgment, etc.: they are exercises of the mind, not possessions.

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