poseer
poseer(
poh
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seh
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ehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have possession)
a. to have
Posee una mente brillante, pero carece de autodisciplina.She has a brilliant mind but lacks self-discipline.
b. to own
Poseo tres coches pero solo suelo manejar uno.I own three cars but I usually only drive one.
c. to hold
Poseo un máster en Recursos Humanos.I hold a Master's degree in Human Resources.
2. (to dominate)
a. to possess
Fue poseído de rabia después de perder el apuesto de un millón de dólares.He was possessed by rage after losing the million-dollar wager.
3. (a record)
a. to hold
El gato himalayo, Tinker Toy, posee el récord de ser el gato más pequeño del mundo.The Himalayan cat, Tinker Toy, holds the record for being the world's smallest cat.
4. (sexual)
a. to possess
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
"La poseeré algún día," dijo el duque, señalando a la aldeana."I will possess her one day," said the duke, pointing to the village girl.
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poseer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (ser dueño de)
a. to own
2. (puesto, marca)
a. to hold
no poseo la llave del archivoI don't have the key to the archive
3. (sexualmente)
a. to have
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poseer
transitive verb
1 (ser dueño de) [+bienes] to own; [+fortuna] to own; have; [+talento, cultura] to have
poseía una inteligencia excepcional he had an exceptional mind; he was exceptionally intelligent; posee conocimientos de inglés she has some knowledge of English; lo poseyó un temblor convulso he was overcome by o with a compulsive fit
le ha poseído el demonio/diablo
2 [+ventaja] to have; enjoy; [+puesto, récord] to hold
3 (sexualmente) to possess; have
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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