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re·pos·sess

 (rē′pə-zĕs′)
tr.v. re·pos·sessed, re·pos·sess·ing, re·pos·sess·es
1.
a. To regain possession of.
b. To reclaim possession of for failure to make payments due.
2. To give back possession to.

re′pos·ses′sion (-zĕsh′ən) n.
re′pos·ses′sor n.

repossess

(ˌriːpəˈzɛs)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to take back possession of (property), esp for nonpayment of money due under a hire-purchase agreement
2. (Law) to restore ownership of (something) to someone
repossession n
ˌreposˈsessor n

re•pos•sess

(ˌri pəˈzɛs)

v.t.
1. to take possession of again, esp. for nonpayment of money due.
2. to put again in possession of something.
[1485–95]
re`pos•ses′sion, n.
re`pos•ses′sor, n.

repossess


Past participle: repossessed
Gerund: repossessing

Imperative
repossess
repossess
Present
I repossess
you repossess
he/she/it repossesses
we repossess
you repossess
they repossess
Preterite
I repossessed
you repossessed
he/she/it repossessed
we repossessed
you repossessed
they repossessed
Present Continuous
I am repossessing
you are repossessing
he/she/it is repossessing
we are repossessing
you are repossessing
they are repossessing
Present Perfect
I have repossessed
you have repossessed
he/she/it has repossessed
we have repossessed
you have repossessed
they have repossessed
Past Continuous
I was repossessing
you were repossessing
he/she/it was repossessing
we were repossessing
you were repossessing
they were repossessing
Past Perfect
I had repossessed
you had repossessed
he/she/it had repossessed
we had repossessed
you had repossessed
they had repossessed
Future
I will repossess
you will repossess
he/she/it will repossess
we will repossess
you will repossess
they will repossess
Future Perfect
I will have repossessed
you will have repossessed
he/she/it will have repossessed
we will have repossessed
you will have repossessed
they will have repossessed
Future Continuous
I will be repossessing
you will be repossessing
he/she/it will be repossessing
we will be repossessing
you will be repossessing
they will be repossessing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repossessing
you have been repossessing
he/she/it has been repossessing
we have been repossessing
you have been repossessing
they have been repossessing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repossessing
you will have been repossessing
he/she/it will have been repossessing
we will have been repossessing
you will have been repossessing
they will have been repossessing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repossessing
you had been repossessing
he/she/it had been repossessing
we had been repossessing
you had been repossessing
they had been repossessing
Conditional
I would repossess
you would repossess
he/she/it would repossess
we would repossess
you would repossess
they would repossess
Past Conditional
I would have repossessed
you would have repossessed
he/she/it would have repossessed
we would have repossessed
you would have repossessed
they would have repossessed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.repossess - claim back
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
distrain - legally take something in place of a debt payment
foreclose - subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage
2.repossess - regain possession of something
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"

repossess

verb
1. To get back:
2. To occupy or take again:
Translations

repossess

[ˈriːpəˈzes] VTrecobrar
to repossess o.s. of sthrecobrar algo, volver a tomar algo

repossess

[ˌriːpəˈzɛs] vt [+ house, goods] → saisir

repossess

vtwieder in Besitz nehmen

repossess

[ˌriːpəˈzɛs] vt (property) → rientrare in possesso di
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He wrenched a quarter-staff from one of the fellows, struck down the Captain, who was altogether unaware of his purpose, and had wellnigh repossessed himself of the pouch and treasure.
He repossessed himself of the miniature, now again in Frances' hand, and put it away.
The others returned, the room filled again, benches were reclaimed and repossessed, and another hour of pleasure or of penance was to be sat out, another hour of music was to give delight or the gapes, as real or affected taste for it prevailed.
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The mortgage company are likely to accept this position as this is precisely what they would do having repossessed the property, and marketing the property while you continue to occupy it is more likely to secure the best possible price than marketing an empty repossessed property.
Despite telling the manager she had sold the television, she tried to retract that at interview claiming it had already been repossessed.