possess


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Synonyms for possess

own

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  • own
  • have
  • hold
  • be in possession of
  • be the owner of
  • have in your possession
  • have to your name

be endowed with

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  • be endowed with
  • have
  • enjoy
  • benefit from
  • be born with
  • be blessed with
  • be possessed of
  • be gifted with

control

seize

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Synonyms for possess

to keep at one's disposal

to hold on one's person

to have the use or benefit of

to have at one's disposal

to be endowed with as a visible characteristic or form

to dominate the mind or thoughts of

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Synonyms for possess

have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill

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have ownership or possession of

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enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas

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There are some cases, however, in which, as the quality under consideration has no name, it is impossible that those possessed of it should have a name that is derivative.
We may therefore state that those things are said to be possessed of some specific quality which have a name derived from that of the aforesaid quality, or which are in some other way dependent on it.
The children possessed themselves of the tent, and Mrs.
As for Hepzibah, she seemed not merely possessed with the east wind, but to be, in her very person, only another phase of this gray and sullen spell of weather; the east wind itself, grim and disconsolate, in a rusty black silk gown, and with a turban of cloud-wreaths on its head.
She was aware that Clifford, in his youth, had possessed a cultivated taste for music, and a considerable degree of skill in its practice.
"Should my cousin Clifford," continued Judge Pyncheon, wholly undisturbed, "from mere malice, and hatred of one whose interests ought naturally to be dear to him,--a mode of passion that, as often as any other, indicates mental disease,--should he refuse me the information so important to myself, and which he assuredly possesses, I shall consider it the one needed jot of evidence to satisfy my mind of his insanity.
The one would have a right to command the military and naval forces of the nation; the other, in addition to this right, possesses that of declaring war, and of raising and regulating fleets and armies by his own authority.
9.4% of the households also possess a second dwelling.
Michael Conroy, Darren Appleby, Jamie Moran, Kenneth Moran, Bailey Wilson and Sean Ree deny a series of firearms offences, including conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life and the lesser alternative of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Theodore Fleming, Jr., 26, of Taylorville was charged for home invasion with a dangerous weapon, felon possess weapon/use firearmua .22 caliber Jennings handgun, and felon possess body armor/use weapon.
Imran Khan when came to cast his vote, did not possess the card, thus requesting the speaker to allow him to cast the vote.
They are: James Lunt, 27, from Orchard Avenue in Broadgreen and Lee Brown, 29, from Holmrook Road, in Norris Green, who were charged with: Conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life/ enable another to do so; conspiracy to possess prohibited firearms; conspiracy to possess ammunition without a certificate; conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug - cocaine; conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of Class B - cannabis; and conspiracy to transfer prohibited firearms.
James Lunt, 27 and from Orchard Avenue in Broad Green, and Lee Brown, 29 and from Holmrook Road in Norris Green, who were charged with: Conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life/enable another to do so; Conspiracy to possess prohibited firearms; Conspiracy to possess ammunition without a certificate; Conspiracy to supply a class A controlled drug -- cocaine; Conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of Class B -- cannabis; and Conspiracy to Transfer prohibited Firearms.
As part of his bail conditions Judge Piers Grant ordered Murphy not to access the internet and not to possess a computer unless under police supervision.
Japan's top government spokesman said Monday that Japan will never possess nuclear weapons, flatly dismissing a suggestion made by former Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa on Sunday that Japan should promote discussions on the possibility of going nuclear.