Etymology: [ p&-'zes also -'ses ] (transitive verb.) 14th century. * From Latin possessus, past participle of possīdeō.
Synonyms: acquire, be blessed with, be born with, be endowed with, bear, carry, control, corner, corner the market, dominate, enjoy, get hands on, get hold of, grab, have to name, hog, hold, inhold, latch on to, lock up
Antonyms: dispossess, lose, miss, not have
Tenses: possesses, possessing, possessed