possess

possess [-ed, -eth, -ing, possest] v

OFr < L. possid─ôre, to possess.

  1. Fill; pervade; seize; overcome; overtake; overpower.
  2. Enjoy; experience; receive; get.
  3. Retain; withhold; [fig.] know; understand; have knowledge of.
  4. Deserve; merit.
  5. Exhibit; show; demonstrate; manifest; [fig.] have as a native quality.
  6. Own; have; keep; take as property; hold as a personal belonging.