What is another word for possesses?

Pronunciation: [pəzˈɛsɪz] (IPA)

The word "possesses" means to have or hold something. There are many synonyms for this word that convey similar meanings such as own, hold, retain, have, enjoy, control, occupy, bear, wield, command, dominate, and maintain. Each of these words can be used in different contexts and convey slightly different shades of meaning. For example, "retain" conveys a sense of keeping something that was already possessed, while "dominate" implies a more forceful or powerful possession. Using synonyms for "possesses" in your writing can help you avoid repetition and add nuance to your language.

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What are the hypernyms for Possesses?

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Usage examples for Possesses

I can't think what possesses him.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
And everything which each one possesses and will possess?
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
And what he possesses and will possess.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Possesses

  • O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
    Saint Teresa of Avila
  • It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
    Charles Babbage
  • The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.
    Balthus
  • There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
    Andrew Carnegie
  • We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world.
    Paul Cellucci

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