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
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