v. t.1.To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to hold.
[imp. & p. p. Possessed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Possessing.]
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.
Those which were possessed with devils.
- Matt. iv. 24.
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.
To possess our minds with an habitual good intention.
- Addison.
Verb1.possess - have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
2.possess - have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
Synonyms: own, have
3.possess - enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"
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, 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 and hold, have in hand, have information about, have knowledge of, have tenure of, hex, 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, overlook, palm, partake, perceive, pillage, pocket, prehend, preoccupy, procure, realize, receive, recognize, retain, savvy, secure, see, 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
Translate Possess to Spanish, Translate Possess to German, Translate Possess to French
Posito uno oppositorum negatur alterum
positron emission tomography
positron emission tomography scanner
Posse comitatus
-- Possess --
Possessio est quasi pedis positio
Possessio fratris
Possession is a good title
Possession of the termer
possessive case
Possessive pronoun
Possessor has right against all men but him who has the very right
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