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- (transitive) To have; to have ownership of.
- He does not even possess a working telephone.
- (transitive) To take control of someone's body or mind, especially in a supernatural manner.
- They thought he was possessed by evil spirits.
- What on earth possessed you to go walking by the quarry at midnight?
- (transitive, dated, chiefly with of) To vest ownership in (someone, or oneself); to give someone power or knowledge; to acquaint; to inform.
to have; to have ownership of
to take control of someone's body or mind
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