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Definition of Possess


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

possess in Afrikaans is besit
possess in Danish is eje, besidde
possess in Dutch is bezitten, erop nahouden, rijk zijn
possess in Finnish is omistaa
possess in German is besitzen
possess in Italian is possedere
possess in Latin is obtineo, utor uti usus, teneo
possess in Portuguese is possua, possuir
possess in Spanish is poseer