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(verb.) have ownership or possession of; 'He owns three houses in Florida'; 'How many cars does she have?'.

(adj.) belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive; 'for your own use'; 'do your own thing'; 'she makes her own clothes'; '`ain' is Scottish' .

Edited by Ian--From WordNet


(v. t.) To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true; to confess; to recognize in a particular character; as, we own that we have forfeited your love.

(a.) Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; -- most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price.

(a.) To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house.

Typed by Ina

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Possess, hold, have, be in possession of, have a title to.[2]. Acknowledge, confess, avow, allow, admit.

Typist: Maura

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Possess, hold, have, acknowledge, avow, admit, confess

ANT:Alienate, forfeit, lose, disclaim, disavow, disinherit, disown, abjure, abandon

Editor: Margie


v.t. to possess: to be the rightful owner of.

v.t. to grant: to allow to be true: concede: acknowledge.

adj. possessed: belonging to one's self and to no other: peculiar.—ns. Own′er one who owns or possesses; Own′ership state of being an owner: right of possession.

Typist: Vance


Checker: Millicent


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