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possess (verb)

hold, claim, own, have, acquire, monopolize.

Other synonyms:

control, ingest, let, give birth, consume, know of, belong to, experience, induce, suffer, have heard of, let yourself go, feature, be in possession of, give up to, throw, make, command, be possessed of, give, control, have on, obsess, wear, bear, retain, receive, cause, display, owned, stimulate, occupy, pack, accept, feel, boast, enjoy, birth, know, nurse, sorted, deliver, get, take, carry, burn, know full/perfectly well, grow in, sense, bristle with, realize, rate, got, keep, show, take in, maintain, walk away with, tend, recognize, be alive to something, overflow, tingle, exhibit, seem, have got, sustain, have in.

Examples of usage:

All I would have at last I possess. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.

I spoke to Stella, in words which I would now give everything I possess to recall. - "The Black Robe", Wilkie Collins.

I hope that our Church will be one of the first to possess this good fortune, the more since it has already a part of what you hold most dear. - "The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval", A. Leblond de Brumath.

Similar words:

possessed, self-possessed, posse, Posse Comitatus, possessive, possession, self-possession, taking possession, transferred possession.

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