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Meaning of OBSESS

Pronunciation:  ubses

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her"
  2. [v]  be preoccupied with something; "She is obsessing over her weight"
 

OBSESS is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: ghost, haunt
 
 See Also: preoccupy, worry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*sess"\, v. t. [L. obsessus, p. p. of obsidere to
besiege; ob (see {Ob-}) + sedere to sit.]
To besiege; to beset. --Sir T. Elyot.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absorb, absorb the attention, arrest, be remembered, bedevil, beset, bewitch, burden, catch, charm, compel, control, crush one, demonize, devilize, diabolize, dominate, drive, enchant, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enthrall, exercise, exhaust, fascinate, grab, grip, hant, harass, haunt, haunt the memory, hex, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hoodoo, hypnotize, immerse, impel, infatuate, involve, involve the interest, jinx, make an impression, mesmerize, monopolize, never be forgotten, not let go, occupy, occupy the attention, oppress, overlook, penetrate, plague, possess, preoccupy, prey on, rankle, sink in, spellbind, spook, take over, take up, tire, torment, voodoo, wear out, wear upon one, weary, weigh upon, weight down, witch
 

 

 

 

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