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Possess meaning

possess - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to hold.
  2. 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.
  3. 3. To obtain occupation or possession of; to accomplish; to gain; to seize.
  4. 4. To enter into and influence; to control the will of; to fill; to affect; -- said especially of evil spirits, passions, etc.
  5. 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.
  6. 6. To have or hold as owner; enter and influence.

possess - examples of usage

  1. Do not pride yourself on being perfect because you possess some good qualities. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. He is greatly indebted, however, to the imagination of the poet for the noble qualities which he is supposed to possess. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. I have seen a cat which the same ladies now possess make a similar attempt. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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