◄ Possess ►

1. (v. t.) To own; to have in one's own keeping\; to have and to hold.

2. (v. t.) To have the legal title to; to have a just right to; to be master of; to own; to have; as, to possess property, an estate, a book.

3. (v. t.) To obtain occupation or possession of; to accomplish; to gain; to seize.

4. (v. t.) To enter into and influence; to control the will of; to fill; to affect; -- said especially of evil spirits, passions, etc.

5. (v. t.) To put in possession; to make the owner or holder of property, power, knowledge, etc.; to acquaint; to inform; -- followed by of or with before the thing possessed, and now commonly used reflexively.

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