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own

v. to have legal title or right to something. Mere possession is not ownership.

own

verb be in possession of, be in receipt of, be master of, be possessed of, claim, command, contain, control, dominate, enjoy, habere, have, have a deed for, have a title to, have claim upon, have hold of, have in hand, have rights to, have to one's name, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, possess, possidere, retain, tenere
Foreign phrases: Id solum nostrum quod debitis deductis nostrum est.That only is ours which remains to us after deeuction of our debts.
See also: acknowledge, avow, hold, individual, occupy, particular, personal, possess, profess, recognize, remain
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A big seller for the company all year round, the product really comes into its own at Christmas, served with spicy or red berry sauces, fresh green vegetables and baby roast potatoes.
EndNote comes into its own for searching online bibliographic databases, such as Medline or university catalogs.
The direct lift makes it possible to open it at night, when the luminosity of the great organic forms -- which adds much to the luminance of the place by day -- really comes into its own. There is humour in this design, the references to Pompidou are playful, and no doubt the architects would want to acknowledge a debt to Frank Gehry.