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Synonyms for possession
pəˈzɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possession, ownership(noun)

    the act of having and controlling property

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

  2. possession(noun)

    anything owned or possessed

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

  3. possession(noun)

    being controlled by passion or the supernatural

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

  4. monomania, possession(noun)

    a mania restricted to one thing or idea

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

  5. possession(noun)

    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-will(noun)

    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. possession(noun)

    (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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. possession

    Synonyms:
    holding, ownership, tenure, occupation

    Antonyms:
    abandoning, renouncing, resigning, surrendering

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. possession(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ownership

  2. possession(n.)

    Synonyms:
    occupation, occupancy, control, tenure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. possession(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tenure, possessing, ownership, possess, detention, posse, owning, possessed, holding, custody, tenancy, owned

How to pronounce possession?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say possession in sign language?

  1. possession

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2296owned
#3123holding
#3897ownership
#4578occupation
#6648possession
#7664custody
#9542possess
#10067detention
#10483tenure
#14698owning
#15104possessed
#22119possessing
#24290tenancy
#25731posse
#53635willpower
#86504stubbornness
#104632obstinacy

How to use possession in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.

  2. James J. Roche:

    Be not surprised if thou findest thyself in possession of unexpected wealth. Allah will provide an unexpected use for it.

  3. The US:

    As for how we know, the equipment used is unknown to be in the Houthi arsenal, the intelligence community has high confidence that these were not weapons that would have been in the possession of the Houthis. That's probably the most important piece of information.

  4. Kim Wyman:

    We can account for every single ballot that is mailed out and returned to election officials, and once they are in possession of those ballots they reconcile every single one and can tell down to a single ballot whether it was counted or rejected, and still maintain voter secrecy and that's after decades of really building in the controls to make sure that system is secure.

  5. Steve Vladeck:

    We saw earlier this year that, even though four of the current justices are ready to take up a number of Second Amendment cases, they weren't sure if they had a fifth vote on the merits -- because they weren't sure about the chief justice, it seems likely that the confirmation of Judge Barrett would remove that uncertainty and open the pipeline to a flurry of Second Amendment cases, perhaps ranging from the constitutionality of criminal felon-in-possession statutes to large-capacity magazine bans.


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