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Definition of posess

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1. possess [ v ] have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill
Examples: "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

For_that_matter , Stan_Musial is rare , possessing the disposition that enabled him to put_out the same for seven managers , reserving his opinions , but not his effort .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

There are some passages in the writings of Irenaeus where the image of God and the similitude are sharply distinguished , so most notably in the statement : `` If the [ Holy ] Spirit is absent from the soul , such a man is indeed of an animal nature ; and , being left carnal , he will be an imperfect being , possessing the image [ of God ] in his formation , but not receiving the similitude [ of God ] through the Spirit '' .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

An agent would likely be selected which would possess sufficient viability and virulence stability to meet realistic minimal logistic requirements .

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

It lacks pollen baskets and possesses only a large_number of long , branched hairs on its legs , on which the pollen grains will collect .

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

One would not expect such an event to occur in animals possessing lungs of types 1 , or 2 , .

Synonyms possess Related Terms have exhibit

2. possess [ v ] have ownership or possession of
Examples: "He owns three houses in Florida" "How many cars does she have?"

Used in print:

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

It is for them a given which they and they alone possess .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Adam and Eve were perfect , not in the sense that they possessed perfection , but in the sense that they were capable of development toward perfection .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

Where such a value_system prevails , it always unifies all who possess it ; it enables members of the society to operate as a system .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

It required an energy he no_longer possessed to be satirical about his father .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

They possessed no outer fortifications , no hard shells of confidence ; they had enough difficulty getting from day to day , let_alone having an awful crime thrust upon them .

Synonyms have own possess Related Terms prepossess have possession owner

3. possess [ v ] enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas
Examples: "What possessed you to buy this house?" "A terrible rage possessed her"

Synonyms possess Related Terms dominate

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