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Detailed Translations for possess from English to French


to possess verb (possesses, possessed, possessing)

  1. to possess (own; have)
    avoir; posséder; disposer de; tenir
    • avoir verb (ai, as, a, avons, )
    • posséder verb (possède, possèdes, possédons, possédez, )
    • tenir verb (tiens, tient, tenons, tenez, )
  2. to possess (own; have)
    – have ownership or possession of 1
    • posséder verb (possède, possèdes, possédons, possédez, )

Conjugations for possess:

  1. possess
  2. possess
  3. possesses
  4. possess
  5. possess
  6. possess
simple past
  1. possessed
  2. possessed
  3. possessed
  4. possessed
  5. possessed
  6. possessed
present perfect
  1. have possessed
  2. have possessed
  3. has possessed
  4. have possessed
  5. have possessed
  6. have possessed
past continuous
  1. was possessing
  2. were possessing
  3. was possessing
  4. were possessing
  5. were possessing
  6. were possessing
  1. shall possess
  2. will possess
  3. will possess
  4. shall possess
  5. will possess
  6. will possess
continuous present
  1. am possessing
  2. are possessing
  3. is possessing
  4. are possessing
  5. are possessing
  6. are possessing
  1. be possessed
  2. be possessed
  3. be possessed
  4. be possessed
  5. be possessed
  6. be possessed
  1. possess!
  2. let's possess!
  3. possessed
  4. possessing
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for possess:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
avoir ability; assets; balance; capability; capacity; credit note; possessions; property; quality
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
avoir have; own; possess cheat; deceive; diddle; hoodwink; swindle; woodwink
disposer de have; own; possess
posséder have; own; possess overcome; overpower; overwhelm; take possession of something; tame
tenir have; own; possess bear; detain; don't let go of; endure; have got hold of; hold; keep; lock up; persist; put in gaol; retain; stand; tolerate

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Synonyms for "possess":

Related Definitions for "possess":

  1. have ownership or possession of1
  2. have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill1
    • he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East1
  3. enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas1
    • What possessed you to buy this house?1
    • A terrible rage possessed her1

Wiktionary Translations for possess:

  1. to have; to have ownership of
  2. to take control of someone's body or mind
  1. À trier

Cross Translation:
possess posséder bezitten — iets in eigendom hebben
possess posséder besitzen — (umgangssprachlich) etwas als Eigentum haben, über das man verfügen kann