Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Possess"

The meaning of "Possess" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does possessed by mean?
A: synonymous to ‘owned by’
Q: What does possess mean?
A: To have/own
Q: What does possess
mean?
A: "possess" means owning something

Example sentences using "Possess"

Q: Please show me example sentences with possessed .
A: “I heard she was possesed by some kind of evil spirit, that’s why the priest came to her house last night”
“She went crazy when she learnt that her husband had an affair, she screamed and threw around all the things in her house, she behaved like a possessed person.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with possess.
A: Possess is used to indicate ownership of something.

She possess the knowledge to solve this problem.
He can become president because he possess a love for his people.
Q: Please show me example sentences with possess.
A: She possesses a car. He possesses glasses. I posses a pen. You posses a phone.

Synonyms of "Possess" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between possess and own ?
A: They mean pretty much the same thing but own is more commonly used.
Examples of differences:
- I own a house (not possess a house)
However you could say, “I have a house in my possession” which means the same thing
- I posses the ability to work diligently (not own the ability)
- These are my possessions (my belongings, things I own)
Q: What is the difference between possess and own ?
A: They are similar words. Own implies that it is something that you bought. Possess can be something you were born with or an object.
Ex:
I own this shirt, the car, the shoes.
I possess a joyful attitude (that's a little awkward). I possess a cell phone. I possess originality. (Also kind of awkward)
Q: What is the difference between possess and occupy ?
A: you can occupy something without possessing it.
for example, you can occupy a house but that doesn't mean you possess it.
a possession is ownership of something and occupying is using that thing.
Q: What is the difference between possess and control ?
A: Possess means "to own" or "to have". ie: "I possess many traits" or "I declare my possessions at the airport". Control means "to operate" or "be the boss of" ie: "I am in control of the seating arrangement" or "He crashed because he lost control of the car".
Q: What is the difference between What possessed you to study Japanese? and What brought you to study Japanese? ?
A: Or you just told them about no spacing, and three separate alphabets one of which has 2500 characters in the official list only. Then they might respond with "what possessed you to try to learn a language like that?!" ;)

Translations of "Possess"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? possess
A: ポゼス (drop the “う” sound)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? possess
A: "Possess" means two things.

"Possess" can mean "to have" or "to own."

"I possess many old paintings."
"He possessed an odd name."


"Possess" is a word commonly referring to spirits. More specifically, a "demon possession." This is the act of an "evil spirit going into your body."

"The girl was possessed by one of Satan's followers."
"They had to exorcise the possessed girl." (Exorcise means to get rid of an evil spirit)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? possess
A: It's probably taught like "poh-zess", but we say it like "puh-zess".
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? possessed
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Other questions about "Possess"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce possess.
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Q: What possessed you to do that? does this sound natural?
A: What made you do that sounds better
Q: What possessed you to do that? does this sound natural?
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