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possession

See definition of possession on Dictionary.com
  • nouncontrol, ownership
  • nounsomething owned; property

synonyms for possession

  • custody
  • dominion
  • hold
  • occupancy
  • occupation
  • proprietary
  • proprietorship
  • retention
  • tenancy
  • tenure
  • title
  • possessorship
  • proprietary rights
See also synonyms for: possessions

antonyms for possession

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  • lack
  • need
  • want
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Barcelona has the highest possession and is the highest passing team left in the Champions League.
THE BEST ROUND OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IS HERECHADWICK MATLIN (CHADWICK.MATLIN@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 12, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
So, when a brand acquires a negative association for some consumers, as is happening with MyPillow, consumers may feel tainted by their association with this possession.
MYPILLOW BOYCOTT: HOW A PRODUCT CAN SPARK AN IDENTITY CRISISELIZABETH CHANGFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Once we cross half court from the possession, we forget about it, we’re on to the next one.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL’S KINGDOMS HAVE GONE HAYWIRE — IN CASE YOU JUST STARTED PAYING ATTENTIONCHUCK CULPEPPERFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When he took possession of the mic, he shouted out the defensive line.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS CELEBRATE SUPER BOWL LV VICTORY IN BOAT PARADECINDY BOREN, GLYNN A. HILLFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Missouri Valley has delivered some of the country’s best mid-majors over the years, and in terms of per-possession efficiency metrics, this Loyola team can play with all of them.
REMEMBER LOYOLA? THIS TEAM IS EVEN BETTER THAN THE ONE THAT MADE THE FINAL FOUR.JAKE LOURIMFEBRUARY 10, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
His teammate Seth Towns knocked one down on the next possession, capping the Buckeyes’ 9-0 run that gave them a lead.
MARYLAND MISSES A CHANCE TO BOOST ITS NCAA TOURNAMENT HOPES WITH A LOSS TO NO. 4 OHIO STATEEMILY GIAMBALVOFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Tampa Bay had taken possession at its 20-yard line after a 51-yard Kansas City punt went into the end zone.
SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHTS: BUCS CELEBRATE CHAMPIONSHIP, TOM BRADY WINS MVPDES BIELER, MARK MASKE, CHUCK CULPEPPERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Maryland fans and family members seated behind the bench had risen to their feet by the time the Terrapins began their final possession.
DARRYL MORSELL’S PARENTS ATTENDED HIS FIRST 97 MARYLAND GAMES. THE PANDEMIC ENDED THE STREAK.EMILY GIAMBALVOFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Seconds later, Len, a Maryland product, contested Goran Dragic’s shot on the Heat’s next possession to keep the Wizards in the lead.
WIZARDS RISE TO THEIR OWN DEFENSE, BEAT THE HEAT ON THE ROADAVA WALLACEFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In response to a Voice of San Diego records request, however, the county has begun releasing documents in its possession that are still labeled as “exempt from public disclosure.”
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT QUIET ON RELATIONSHIPS WITH ‘PREDICTIVE POLICING’ COMPANYJESSE MARXFEBRUARY 2, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
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WORDS RELATED TO POSSESSION

  • accretion
  • achievement
  • acquirement
  • acquiring
  • addition
  • attainment
  • buy
  • gain
  • gaining
  • learning
  • obtainment
  • possession
  • prize
  • procuration
  • procurement
  • procuring
  • property
  • purchase
  • pursuit
  • recovery
  • retrieval
  • salvage
  • winning
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.