Definition of possesses
(of a demon or spirit, especially an evil one) have complete power over (someone) and be manifested through their speech or actions.
Can a pharmacist refuse to fill a prescription because he or she believes the client is possessed by demons?
have as belonging to one; own.
The world is brimming with countries that possess chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
have sexual intercourse with (a woman).
maintain (oneself or one's mind or soul) in a state or condition of patience or quiet.
Do I ‘approve myself in all things as a minister of God; in much patience possessing my own soul,’ and having the government of my own spirit?
Example of possesses
‘Neither my wife nor I believe he should be criticised or penalised for possessing those qualities,’ he said.
A feeling of loneliness possessed my whole being.
A small boy is ostracized from his village, where they claim an evil spirit possesses him.
all that the plaintiffs did was to possess themselves of the securities
But if the enemy possesses chemical, radiological, bacteriological, or nuclear weapons, they need succeed only once.
For some it's love, others jealousy, others the need of power, others wonder, and finally there are those who's greed finally possesses them to kill themselves.
For travellers looking to venture off the beaten path, Wu Zhen, a water town possessing a cultural heritage of 1,000 years in north Zhejiang Province, is the place to go.
He also possesses the ability to communicate with insects and order them to do his bidding.
He confessed that "I have possessed myself in patience, but I'm fast getting too old to have any future of importance in the Army."
he did not possess a sense of humor