verb (used with object)
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Origin of possess
synonym study for possess
OTHER WORDS FROM possesspos·ses·sor, nounpos·ses·sor·ship, nounun·der·pos·ses·sor, nounun·pos·sess·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for possess
The governor of reliably Blue New Jersey and possessor of an outsize personality, he commands attention.
He lived in princely style; was the possessor of numerous automobiles, coaches, and an expensive racing-stable.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar|Maurice Leblanc
What is likely to be the effect of the possession of power upon the possessor himself?College Teaching|Paul Klapper
The players were seated in a half-circle, and the possessor of the ball faced the others.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II)|Alice Bertha Gomme