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To have in one's possession
“The three richest people in the world are said to possess more wealth than the poorest nations combined.”
To take possession of
“They had themselves overpowered another group of colonizers to possess the land they now inhabit.”
To have as an ability, quality, or characteristic
“Both individuals possess qualities that are considered essential to becoming a successful entrepreneur.”
To take control of someone's body or mind, especially in a supernatural manner
“In older cultures, people believed that demons could possess them and cause disease or illness.”
To become an obsession with
“Thoughts of freedom would possess Andy Dufresne's mind as he hatched his brazen plan to escape from prison.”
To have in possession
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