Synonyms of possess in English:

possess


See definition of possess

verb

1‘the hat was the only one she possessed’

SYNONYMS
own, have, be the owner of, have in one's possession, be in possession of, be the possessor of, have to one's name, hold

2‘he did not possess a sense of humour’

SYNONYMS
have, be blessed with, be endowed with, be gifted with, be possessed of, be born with
enjoy, boast, benefit from
archaic participate of

3‘it was almost as though some supernatural force had possessed him’

SYNONYMS
take control of, have power over, take over, have mastery over, cast a spell over, bewitch, enchant, enthral, control, dominate, influence
madden, drive mad
rare bedevil

4‘she was possessed by a burning need to talk to him’

SYNONYMS
obsess, dominate, haunt, preoccupy, consume
eat someone up, prey on someone's mind, become an obsession with, be uppermost in someone's mind, take control of

Phrases

    possess oneself of

    ‘he possessed himself of a loaded shotgun’


    SYNONYMS

    acquire, obtain, get, get hold of, procure, secure, take, seize, gain possession of, take possession of, get one's hands on

    informal

    get one's mitts on