possess

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possess /pəˈzɛs/ verb
possesses; possessed; possessing
possess
/pəˈzɛs/
verb
possesses; possessed; possessing
Learner's definition of POSSESS
[+ object]
formal : to have or own (something)
: to have or show (a particular quality, ability, skill, etc.)
of spirits : to enter into and control (someone) often used as (be) possessed
of emotions : to have a powerful effect on (someone)

be possessed of

literary
: to have (a particular quality, ability, skill, etc.)
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