The Correct spelling is: possess
Common misspellings of the word possess are:
How do you spell possess?. It is not posess
tr.v., -sessed, -sessÂ·ing, -sessÂ·es.
- To have as property; own.
- To have as a quality, characteristic, or other attribute: possessed great tact.
- To acquire mastery of or have knowledge of: possess valuable data.
- To gain or exert influence or control over; dominate: Fury possessed me.
- To control or maintain (one's nature) in a particular condition: I possessed my temper despite the insult.
- To cause to own, hold, or master something, such as property or knowledge: She possessed herself of the unclaimed goods.
- To cause to be influenced or controlled, as by an idea or emotion: The thought of getting rich possessed him.
- Obsolete. To gain or seize.
[Middle English possessen, from Old French possesser, from Latin possidÄ“re, possess- : pos-, as master + sedÄ“re, to sit.]possessor posÂ·ses'sor n.