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Possess synonyms
pə-zĕs'
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To have control over:
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  1. To have control over:
  2. To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge:
  3. To possess; hold as personal property; have
To stop the movement or progress of:
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  1. To stop the movement or progress of:
  2. To maintain control over:
  3. To restrain or control
To take up or fill up (space, time, etc.)
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  1. To take up or fill up (space, time, etc.)
  2. To hold or fill (an office or position).
  3. To hold possession of by tenure
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
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  1. Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
  2. To hold in the hand or in control; own; possess
  3. (Informal) To hold at a disadvantage or to overcome
To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To continue to practice, use, etc.
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  1. To continue to practice, use, etc.
  2. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  3. To continue to have or hold in
To have a tolerance for; endure:
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  1. To have a tolerance for; endure:
  2. To offer; render:
  3. To carry or conduct (oneself)
To act as a bearer:
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  1. To act as a bearer:
  2. To include or keep on a list:
  3. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
To use or exhibit in action:
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  1. To use or exhibit in action:
  2. To bear or beget (offspring)
  3. To perform; carry on; engage in
(Informal) To carry, deliver, or have available for action:
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  1. (Informal) To carry, deliver, or have available for action:
  2. (Slang) To wear or carry (a gun, etc.), esp. habitually
  3. To carry (goods, equipment, etc.) in or as in a pack
To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
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  1. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
  2. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly real property. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly real property.
  3. To have or experience with joy; get pleasure from; relish
Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
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  1. Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
  2. (--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
  3. (Informal) To hold at a disadvantage or to overcome
To cause to take place; carry on:
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  1. To cause to take place; carry on:
  2. To keep from departing or getting away:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To talk or write about oneself or something related to oneself in a proud or self-admiring way.
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  1. To talk or write about oneself or something related to oneself in a proud or self-admiring way.
  2. To talk proudly about deeds, abilities, etc., either one's own or those of someone close to one, esp. in a manner showing too much pride and satisfaction; brag
  3. (Sculpting) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
To deserve and receive as due; exact:
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  1. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
  2. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
  3. To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
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  1. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
  2. To have or experience with joy; get pleasure from; relish
  3. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly real property. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly real property.
(--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
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  1. (--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
  2. Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
  3. (Informal) To hold at a disadvantage or to overcome
To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
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  1. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  2. To cause to take place; carry on:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To have a tolerance for; endure:
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  1. To have a tolerance for; endure:
  2. To offer; render:
  3. To carry or conduct (oneself)
To include or keep on a list:
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  1. To include or keep on a list:
  2. (Agric.) To bear as a crop; produce
  3. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
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  1. To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
  2. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off:
  3. (Zoology) To exhibit a behavioral display.
To give evidence or an instance of; demonstrate:
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  1. To give evidence or an instance of; demonstrate:
  2. To give evidence of; reveal
  3. To present for others to see:
To use or exhibit in action:
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  1. To use or exhibit in action:
  2. To bear or beget (offspring)
  3. To perform; carry on; engage in
To be obsessed or preoccupied
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  1. To be obsessed or preoccupied
  2. To preoccupy the mind of (someone) excessively.
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