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Verb: possess  pu'zes
  1. Have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill
    "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
     
  2. Have ownership or possession of
    "He possesses three houses in Florida";
    - own, have
     
  3. Enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas
    "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"

Derived forms: possesses, possessed, possessing

Type of: dominate, feature, have

Encyclopedia: Possess