have

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. own, hold, retain, possess, keep, maintain. See possession. — n., informal, rich person (see money).
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To be in possession of]
Syn. possess, take unto oneself, hold; see own 1 .
2. [To bear]
Syn. beget, give birth to, bring forth; see produce 1 .
3. [To be obliged; used with infinitive ]
Syn. be compelled, be forced to, should, ought, be one's duty to, rest with, become, fall on, devolve upon, be up to*, have got to*; see also must .
4. [To have sexual intercourse with]
Syn. seduce, sleep with, deflower; see copulate .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. be in possession possess, hold, own, retain, keep, enjoy.
2. experience endure, suffer, entertain, bear, undergo, know.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To keep at one's disposal: hold, own, possess, retain. See KEEP. 2. To hold on one's person: bear, carry, possess. Informal: pack. See OWNED. 3. To have at one's disposal: boast, command, enjoy, hold, possess. See OWNED. 4. To have the use or benefit of: enjoy, hold, possess. See OWNED. 5. To be endowed with as a visible characteristic or form: bear, carry, display, exhibit, possess. See SHOW. 6. To have as a part: comprehend, comprise, contain, embody, embrace, encompass, include, involve, subsume, take in. See INCLUDE. 7. To be filled by: contain, hold. See INCLUDE. 8. To admit to one's possession, presence, or awareness: accept, receive, take. See ACCEPT. 9. To participate in or partake of personally: experience, feel, go through, know, meet1 (with), see, suffer, taste (of), undergo. Archaic: prove. Idiom: run up against. See PARTICIPATE. 10. To be physically aware of through the senses: experience, feel. See KNOWLEDGE. 11. To undergo an emotional reaction: experience, feel, know, savor, taste. See FEELINGS. 12. To cause to be in a certain state or to undergo a particular experience or action: get, make. See CAUSE. 13. To neither forbid nor prevent: allow, let, permit, suffer, tolerate. See ALLOW. 14. To organize and carry out (an activity): give, hold, stage. See CONTROL, PLANNED. 15. To involve oneself in (an activity): carry on, engage, indulge, partake, participate. Idiom: take part. See PARTICIPATE. 16. Informal. To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation: beguile, betray, bluff, cozen, deceive, delude, double-cross, dupe, fool, hoodwink, humbug, mislead, take in, trick. Informal: bamboozle. Slang: four-flush. Idioms: lead astray, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put something over on, take for a ride. See HONEST. 17. To give birth to: bear, bring forth, deliver. Chiefly Regional: birth. Idiom: be brought abed (or to bed) of. See RICH. 18. To engage in sexual relations with: bed, copulate, couple, mate, sleep with, take. Idioms: go to bed with, make love, make whoopee, roll in the hay. See SEX.

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