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synonyms for possesses

  • acquire
  • carry
  • enjoy
  • maintain
  • occupy
  • own
  • retain
  • seize
  • bear
  • control
  • corner
  • dominate
  • grab
  • hog
  • hold
  • be blessed with
  • be born with
  • be endowed with
  • corner the market
  • get hands on
  • get hold of
  • have to name
  • latch on to
  • lock up
  • sit on
  • take over
  • take possession

antonyms for possesses

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  • fail
  • free
  • lack
  • let go
  • lose
  • need
  • release
  • surrender
  • yield
  • abandon
  • forsake
  • dispossess
  • miss
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How to use possesses in a sentence

She attended arbitration hearings with the club’s resident baseball lifer, a man named Jack Gould who kept an unlit cigar in his mouth and possessed no filter when it came to speaking his mind.
BASEBALL TOLD KIM NG NO (AND NO, AND NO) BEFORE IT FINALLY SAID YESCANDACE BUCKNERNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Female performers have always possessed all those things, and now more than ever use them, along with their drive and style and image, to fight political oppression, climate change, domestic violence, racial and sexual injustice.
BEYONCÉ, JONI MITCHELL AND MORE: A VETERAN JOURNALIST TRIES TO GIVE FEMALE STARS THEIR DUEELIZABETH HANDNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Purpose, the thing so many of us have felt without this year, I suddenly possessed.
MUSHROOM HUNTING AT THE END OF THE WORLDDANNY PALUMBONOVEMBER 12, 2020EATER
Strutting about his Turkeydom he is the object of fear, but lying calmly there on the Thanksgiving day dinner table, robbed of his plumes, unwattled, bound fast and beheaded, love only possesses the breasts of all who regard him.
143 YEARS OF THANKSGIVING COVERAGE IN THE POSTBECKY KRYSTALNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The law requires that voters have government-issued identification to vote, with no other options for those who do not possess one.
VOTER SUPPRESSION: AN ONGOING BATTLE IN 2020TRUTHBETOLDNOVEMBER 4, 2020TRUTHBETOLD.NEWS
Although unrules can play an appropriate role in any regulatory system, the public needs to be aware that government also possesses a significant unregulatory power too—and that today far too much of that power is currently wielded in the dark.
THE GOVERNMENT’S HIDDEN SUPERPOWER: ‘UNRULES’MATTHEWHEIMEROCTOBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
Still, it’s worth looking at examples of traditional hunter-gatherers surviving today who possess well-developed sensory skills and lethal weaponry.
HAS TECHNOLOGY MADE US WORSE HUNTERS?BY HENRY BUNN/OUTDOOR LIFEOCTOBER 27, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
These include the more formal, “I am a master wordsmith and possess an impressive vocabulary,” as well as a version that’s simpler but still more articulate than the original, “I have a wonderfully rich vocabulary.”
STARTUP COFOUNDED BY A.I. HEAVY HITTERS DEBUTS EDITING TOOL IT HOPES WILL ‘TRANSFORM WRITING’JEREMY KAHNOCTOBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
This alternative approach utilizes the fact that many particles possess an intrinsic magnetic property called spin.
QUANTUM TUNNELS SHOW HOW PARTICLES CAN BREAK THE SPEED OF LIGHTNATALIE WOLCHOVEROCTOBER 20, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Inclusion, as applied to the events of life possesses the same variety as in regard to words.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
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