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- 1. possess, have, feature
- usage: have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
- 2. own, have, possess
- usage: have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
- 3. possess, dominate
- usage: enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"
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