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Verb
Present participle for to have in one's possession
“The three richest people in the world are said to possess more wealth than the poorest nations combined.”
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Present participle for to take possession of
“They had themselves overpowered another group of colonizers to possess the land they now inhabit.”
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Present participle for to have as an ability, quality, or characteristic
“Both individuals possess qualities that are considered essential to becoming a successful entrepreneur.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to become an obsession with
“Thoughts of freedom would possess Andy Dufresne's mind as he hatched his brazen plan to escape from prison.”
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Present participle for to physically grip or grasp something
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Present participle for to hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
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Present participle for to hold or maintain
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Present participle for to cast a magical spell on
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Present participle for to mentally worry or torment
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Present participle for to engage in carnal activity
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Present participle for to live or reside in
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Present participle for seize, take over
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Present participle for to be living a particular way of life
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Present participle for to be in a strong enough position to have or secure (something)
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Present participle for to cause to become angry
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Present participle for to hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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Present participle for to take legal possession of
Adjective
Maintaining
Adjective
Filling a place
Preposition
Having or owning
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