verb as in take
A nervous unrest began to gain possession of him; he began to shiver—not outwardly, but inwardly.
To effect this object, it was of extreme importance to gain possession of Stralsund, a town on the Baltic.
Of their ability to capture the yard, and gain possession of all the property there, they felt no doubt.
As a prelude to the second assault, Albuquerque sent Antonio de Abren in a vessel well manned to gain possession of the bridge.
In a postscript he accuses the mother of wishing to gain possession of her son in order to enjoy all of her pension.
On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gain possession, such as: accept, arrest, capture, collect, earn, and grab.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.