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own

verb [T]
 
 
/əʊn/
B1 to have something that legally belongs to you: The University owns a lot of the land around here.Having and owning - general words
Translations of “own”
in Korean 소유하다…
in Arabic يَمْتَلِك…
in French posséder, avouer…
in Turkish sahip olmak…
in Italian possedere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 合法擁有, (合法)擁有…
in Russian иметь, владеть…
in Polish posiadać…
in Spanish poseer, tener, ser dueño de…
in Portuguese possuir, ter…
in German besitzen, eingestehen…
in Catalan posseir…
in Japanese ~を所有する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 合法拥有, (合法)拥有…
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