Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb possess

3 senses of possess

Sense 1
possess -- (have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 2
own, have, possess -- (have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?")

Sense 3
possess -- (enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her")
       => dominate -- (be in control; "Her husband completely dominates her")

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