Synonyms of possessed


1. possess, have, feature

usage: have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"

2. own, have, possess

usage: have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"

3. possess, dominate

usage: enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"


1. obsessed, possessed(predicate), controlled (vs. uncontrolled)

usage: influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; "by love possessed"

2. amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed(predicate), insane (vs. sane)

usage: frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"

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Definition and meaning of possessed (Dictionary)