The Correct spelling is: possesses

Common misspellings of the word possesses are:

How do you spell possesses?. It is not posesses or posseses or even possessess for that matter!

  • tr.v., -sessed, -sess·ing, -sess·es.
    1. To have as property; own.
    2. To have as a quality, characteristic, or other attribute: possessed great tact.
    3. To acquire mastery of or have knowledge of: possess valuable data.
      1. To gain or exert influence or control over; dominate: Fury possessed me.
      2. To control or maintain (one's nature) in a particular condition: I possessed my temper despite the insult.
    4. To cause to own, hold, or master something, such as property or knowledge: She possessed herself of the unclaimed goods.
    5. To cause to be influenced or controlled, as by an idea or emotion: The thought of getting rich possessed him.
    6. Obsolete. To gain or seize.

    [Middle English possessen, from Old French possesser, from Latin possidēre, possess- : pos-, as master + sedēre, to sit.]

    possessor pos·ses'sor n.

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