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Synonyms for possession
pəˈzɛʃ ənpos·ses·sion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 4 votes

  1. possession

    Synonyms:
    holding, ownership, tenure, occupation

    Antonyms:
    abandoning, renouncing, resigning, surrendering

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. possession, ownershipnoun

    the act of having and controlling property

    Synonyms:
    ownership, will power, willpower, self-control, self-command, self-possession, monomania, self-will

  2. possessionnoun

    anything owned or possessed

    Synonyms:
    ownership, will power, willpower, self-control, self-command, self-possession, monomania, self-will

  3. possessionnoun

    being controlled by passion or the supernatural

    Synonyms:
    ownership, will power, willpower, self-control, self-command, self-possession, monomania, self-will

  4. monomania, possessionnoun

    a mania restricted to one thing or idea

    Synonyms:
    self-command, ownership, will power, willpower, self-control, self-possession, monomania, self-will

  5. possessionnoun

    a territory that is controlled by a ruling state

    Synonyms:
    ownership, will power, willpower, self-control, self-command, self-possession, monomania, self-will

  6. self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-willnoun

    the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

    Synonyms:
    pigheadedness, obstinance, ownership, obstinacy, self-discipline, will power, willpower, self-control, self-will, self-command, stubbornness, self-possession, monomania, bullheadedness, self-denial

  7. possessionnoun

    (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)

    "they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"

    Synonyms:
    ownership, will power, willpower, self-control, self-command, self-possession, monomania, self-will

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. possessionnoun

    Synonyms:
    ownership

  2. possessionnoun

    Synonyms:
    occupation, occupancy, control, tenure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. possessionnoun

    Synonyms:
    ownership, occupancy, tenure, fruition, retention, occupation

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3123holding
#3897ownership
#4578occupation
#6648possession
#7664custody
#9542possess
#10067detention
#10483tenure
#14698owning
#15104possessed
#22119possessing
#24290tenancy
#25731posse
#53635willpower
#86504stubbornness
#104632obstinacy

How to use possession in a sentence?

  1. Dick Durbin:

    Let's be honest about it. When that information is found, it diminishes the stature of any person who is in possession of it because it's not supposed to happen, whether it was the fault of a staffer or an attorney, it makes no difference. The elected official bears ultimate responsibility.

  2. Jami:

    With regard to a secret divulged and kept concealed, there is an excellent proverb, that the one is an arrow still in our possession, the other is an arrow sent from the bow.

  3. Xu Jinhui:

    Once in possession of solid evidence, we will initiate confiscation procedures according to the law.

  4. Allison Green:

    We’re just glad to have it back in our possession.

  5. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.


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