Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To have; own; control; dominate; impress thoroughly.

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Usage examples "possess":

  1. But to have a Yoruba name means to possess something the branco can never own. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
  2. I do not possess so much: do come quickly, and I will give you all I have! - "A Retrospect", James Hudson Taylor.
  3. And even at these moments we do not completely possess ourselves. - "Creative Evolution", Henri Bergson.