how to pronounce possess


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the above transcription of possess is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

possess is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of possess in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… of people who did not possess a …”

meaning of possess

To possess something means to have it in your power to control it.

possess frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word possess occurs in english on average 15.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics possess can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that possess can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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