Definition for Possess (-ed, -eth, -ing, possest)

possess (-ed, -eth, -ing, possest), v. [OFr < L. possid─ôre, to possess.] (webplay: agent, dwelling, good, great, have, house, life, long, madness, man, minds, obtain, own, places, proof, sound, take, thing, title, unspeakable, world).

  1. Fill; pervade; seize; overcome; overtake; overpower.
  2. Enjoy; experience; receive; get.
  3. Retain; withhold; [fig.] know; understand; have knowledge of.
  4. Deserve; merit.
  5. Exhibit; show; demonstrate; manifest; [fig.] have as a native quality.
  6. Own; have; keep; take as property; hold as a personal belonging.

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