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possess

verb [T] (OWN)    /pəˈzes/
C1 to have or own something, or to have a particular quality: I don't possess a single DVD (= I don't have even one DVD). In the past the root of this plant was thought to possess magical powers.Having and owning - general words
(Definition of possess verb (OWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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