[syn: take back, repossess]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Repossess \Re`pos*sess"\ (r[-e]`p[o^]z*z[e^]s" or
r[-e]`p[o^]s*s[e^]s"), v. t.
1. To possess again; as, to repossess the land. --Pope.
2. Specifically: To take possession of, for failure of the
possessor to make payments owed for purchase of; -- used
of real estate subject to mortgage payments and of other
objects purchased on a time-payment plan, which may be
taken back (repossessed) by the original vendor if the
payments are not made on time.
To repossess one's self of (something), to acquire again
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: claim back [syn: reclaim, repossess]
2: regain possession of something [syn: take back,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "repossess":
get back, ransom, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, recruit,
recuperate, redeem, regain, renovate, reoccupy, replevin, replevy,
restore, resume, retake, retrieve, revindicate, revive,