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How to Pronounce possess?

Correct pronunciation for the word "possess" is [pəzˈɛs], [pəzˈɛs], [p_ə_z_ˈɛ_s].

"Possess" in context

Possess is the state of having something or someone as one's own. It can refer to tangible or intangible items, such as money, property, rights, or a person. People may also possess knowledge, skills, or character traits that allow them to do or achieve certain things. Possession is a legal concept that allows someone to own or control something. It means having exclusive control over a thing or person, which may also be associated with having the right to exclude others from its use. Possession may be acquired through a variety of methods, such as voluntary acquisition, inheritance, or marriage.

What are similar-sounding words for possess?

Usage over time for possess:

This graph shows how "possess" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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