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Overview of verb possess

The verb possess has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (31) possess

(have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East")

2. (12) own, have, possess

(have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?")

3. (2) possess

(enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her")

Overview of adj possessed

The adj possessed has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) obsessed, possessed

(influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; "by love possessed")

2. amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed

(frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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