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possess

English

Etymology

  • From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] possessus, past participle of possīdeō.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to possess

Third person singular
possess

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to possess (third-person singular simple present possess, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To have; to have ownership of.
    He does not even possess a working telephone.
  2. (transitive) To take control of someone's body or mind, especially in a supernatural manner.
    They thought he was possessed by evil spirits.

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