What does the word possess mean?

Usage examples for possess

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