Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun possession

7 senses of possession

Sense 1
possession, ownership -- (the act of having and controlling property)
       => control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")

Sense 2
possession -- (anything owned or possessed)
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 3
possession -- (being controlled by passion or the supernatural)
       => enchantment, spell, trance -- (a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation)

Sense 4
monomania, possession -- (a mania restricted to one thing or idea)
       => mania, passion, cacoethes -- (an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action)

Sense 5
possession -- (a territory that is controlled by a ruling state)
       => district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion -- (a region marked off for administrative or other purposes)

Sense 6
self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-will -- (the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior)
       => resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution -- (the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work")

Sense 7
possession -- ((sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck); "they took possession of the ball on their own goal line")
       => control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")

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