Bedeutung von “possess” — Learner’s Dictionary

possess

verb us uk /pəˈzes/

[ T ] formal to have or own something:

Certainly, he possesses the skills for the job.
He was found guilty of possessing an illegal weapon.
what possessed her/him/you, etc?

something that you say when someone has done something stupid:

[ + to do sth ] What possessed you to tell him?

(Definition von “possess” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)