repossess

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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
References in classic literature ?
Repossessing myself of my former and wiser purpose, I whipped out of the way of the general search that must follow; and returned here not later than eight o'clock.
Whether Mr Fitzpatrick was so wise a man as not to part with one good thing till he had secured another, which he had at present only a prospect of regaining; or whether Mrs Waters had so well discharged her office, that he intended still to retain her as principal, and to make his wife (as is often the case) only her deputy, I will not say; but certain it is, he never mentioned his wife to her, never communicated to her the letter given him by Mrs Western, nor ever once hinted his purpose of repossessing his wife; much less did he ever mention the name of Jones.
But as cameras follow Sean around repossessing items from people who haven't kept up the finance payments on them, the glimpses we see of his impressive cartoon artwork suggests he could have yet another career on a home makeover show.
He said the numbers were being kept "artificially low" by a combination of rock-bottom interest rates and banks being pressed to make repossessing people's homes the very last resort.
Nearly 2,000 Welsh homeowners are predicted to lose the keys to their house this year through lenders repossessing their property