Possest vs Posset - What's the difference?

possest | posset |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between possest and posset

is that possest is (obsolete) (possess) while posset is (obsolete) to curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate.

As verbs the difference between possest and posset

is that possest is (obsolete) (possess) while posset is (obsolete) to curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate.

As a noun posset is

a beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, such as wine.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

possest

English

Verb

(head)
  • (obsolete) (possess)

  • possess

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To have; to have ownership of.
  • * 1818 , (Mary Shelley), (Frankenstein) , Volume 3, Chapter 7:
  • [...], the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.}}
  • To take control of someone's body or mind, especially in a supernatural manner.
  • To vest ownership in (someone); to give someone power or knowledge; to acquaint; to inform.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) ,
  • LEONATO. I cannot bid you bid my daughter live;
    That were impossible; but, I pray you both,
    Possess the people in Messina here
    How innocent she died;
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Twelfth Night) , II, 3
  • [Sir Toby Belch] Possess' us, '''possess' us ; tell us something of him.

    Quotations

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    Synonyms

    * seise * (qualities or characteristics) inhold

    posset

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, such as wine.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I have drugged their posset .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate.
  • to posset the blood
  • To treat with possets; to pamper.
  • * 1908 , Arnold Bennett, The Old Wives' Tale
  • Nevertheless, as she laid him in bed and posseted him, how frail and fragile he looked!

    Synonyms

    * (pamper) coddle, cosset, pamper

    Derived terms

    * sneck posset * give a sneck posset

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