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1. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] the act of having and controlling property.

Synonyms

  • holding
  • constructive possession
  • criminal possession
  • retention
  • keeping
  • actual possession
  • ownership

Antonyms

  • instability
  • unsteadiness
  • unstableness
  • movability

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Possession

  • transgression
  • misimpression
  • indiscretion
  • decompression
  • retrocession
  • nonaggression
  • progression
  • expression
  • discretion
  • compression
  • suppression
  • succession
  • repression
  • regression
  • profession
  • procession
  • precession
  • intercession
  • impression
  • digression
  • depression
  • confession
  • concession
  • secession
  • recession
  • oppression
  • obsession
  • aggression
  • accession
  • question

How do you pronounce possession?

Pronounce possession as pəˈzɛʃən.

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How do you spell possession? Is it possesion ?

A common misspelling of possession is possesion

Example sentences of the word possession


1. Noun, singular or mass
This doesn't mean that the person claiming title by adverse possession must take the title holder to court.

Quotes containing the word possession


1. Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
- Barbara de Angelis

2. As far as love is concerned, possession, power, fusion and disenchantment are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
- Zygmunt Bauman

3. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. self-possession

noun. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior.

Synonyms

  • nerves
  • possession
  • will power
  • willpower
  • resolve
  • presence of mind
  • resolution
  • resoluteness
  • self-command
  • firmness
  • firmness of purpose
  • self-will

Antonyms

  • indecisiveness
  • indecision
  • disagree
  • begin

Etymology

  • possession (English)
  • possessio (Latin)
  • self- (English)

3. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] anything owned or possessed.

Synonyms

  • white elephant
  • relation
  • assets
  • transferred property
  • holding
  • belongings
  • transferred possession
  • treasure
  • property
  • circumstances

Antonyms

  • indecision
  • disagree
  • begin
  • preparation

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

4. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] being controlled by passion or the supernatural.

Synonyms

  • enchantment
  • spell

Antonyms

  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

5. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior.

Synonyms

  • self-possession
  • nerves
  • will power
  • willpower
  • resolve
  • presence of mind
  • resolution
  • resoluteness
  • self-command
  • firmness
  • firmness of purpose
  • self-will

Antonyms

  • ancestor
  • descendant
  • unconnectedness
  • connectedness

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

6. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck).

Antonyms

  • softness

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

7. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] a territory that is controlled by a ruling state.

Synonyms

  • territory
  • territorial dominion
  • district

Antonyms

  • hate
  • solvability
  • isotropy
  • unsolvability

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

8. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] a mania restricted to one thing or idea.

Synonyms

  • monomania
  • mania
  • passion

Antonyms

  • anisotropy
  • strength
  • insolubility
  • misconception

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)
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