A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to have)
a. poseer
The city's natural history museum possesses an extensive collection of fossils.El museo de historia natural de la ciudad posee una amplia colección de fósiles.
b. tener
Morgan possesses a heart of gold and a stunning beauty.Morgan tiene un corazón de oro y una belleza impresionante.
2. (to take control)
a. apoderarse de
What is wrong with you? You're acting like a demon possessed you.¿Qué te pasa? Te estás portando como si un demonio se hubiera apoderado de ti.
3. (to influence)
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I can't imagine what possessed a grown man to wear a pumpkin costume.No me puedo imaginar qué habrá impulsado a un hombre maduro a llevar un disfraz de calabaza.
What possessed you to buy a house in this horrible neighborhood?¿Qué te llevó a comprar una casa en este barrio horrible?
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (property, quality, faculty)
a. poseer
possessed by fear/rageembargado(a) por el miedo/la rabia
what possessed you to do that?¿qué te impulsó a hacer eso?
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possess [pəˈzes]
transitive verb
1 (have) tener; poseer; (own) [+property] poseer; ser dueño de
it possesses many advantages tiene or posee muchas ventajas; to possess a large collection poseer una gran colección; to possess o.s. of tomar posesión de; (violently) apoderarse de
to possess o.s. or one's soul in patience armarse de paciencia
2 (control, take over)
to be possessed by an idea estar poseído por una idea; whatever can have possessed you? ¿cómo se te ocurrió?; what can have possessed you to think like that? ¿cómo has podido pensar así?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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