Synonyms of possess in English:

possess


See definition of possess

verb

1‘the hat was the only one she possessed’

SYNONYMS

own, have, be the owner of, have in one's possession, be in possession of, be the possessor of, have to one's name, hold

2‘he did not possess a sense of humour’

SYNONYMS

have, be blessed with, be endowed with, be gifted with, be possessed of, be born with

enjoy, boast, benefit from

archaic participate of

3‘it was almost as though some supernatural force had possessed him’

SYNONYMS

take control of, have power over, take over, have mastery over, cast a spell over, bewitch, enchant, enthral, control, dominate, influence

madden, drive mad

rare bedevil

4‘she was possessed by a burning need to talk to him’

SYNONYMS

obsess, dominate, haunt, preoccupy, consume

eat someone up, prey on someone's mind, become an obsession with, be uppermost in someone's mind, take control of


Phrases

    possess oneself of

      ‘he possessed himself of a loaded shotgun’

      SYNONYMS

      acquire, obtain, get, get hold of, procure, secure, take, seize, gain possession of, take possession of, get one's hands on

      informal

      get one's mitts on