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Definition 1: have ownership or possession of - [verb of possession]

Samples where possess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He owns three houses in Florida
  • How many cars does she have?

Synonyms for possess in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of possess ) possess beforehand

(possess has a similar meaning as ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

Definition 2: have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill - [verb of stative]

Samples where possess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East

(possess is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(... is a kind of possess ) show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill

"he exhibits a great talent"

Definition 3: enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas - [verb of stative]

Samples where possess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What possessed you to buy this house?
  • A terrible rage possessed her

(possess is a kind of ...) be in control

"Her husband completely dominates her"

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