What does obsess mean?

Definitions for obsess
əbˈsɛsob·sess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. haunt, obsess, ghost(verb)

    haunt like a ghost; pursue

    "Fear of illness haunts her"

  2. obsess(verb)

    be preoccupied with something

    "She is obsessing over her weight"

GCIDE

  1. obsess(v. t.)

    To excessively preoccupy the thoughts or feelings of; to haunt the mind persistently.

    Etymology: [L. obsessus, p. p. of obsidere to besiege; ob (see Ob-) + sedere to sit.]

  2. obsess(v. i.)

    To be excessively or persistently preoccupied with something; -- usually used with on or over; as, to obsess over an imagined insult.

Wiktionary

  1. obsess(Verb)

    To be preoccupied with a single topic or emotion.

    Some people are obsessed with sports.

    Etymology: From obsessus, perfect passive participle of obsideo, from ob + sedeo; see sit, session, etc.; compare assess, possess.

  2. obsess(Verb)

    To dominate the thoughts of someone.

    Thoughts of her obsess my every waking moment.

    Etymology: From obsessus, perfect passive participle of obsideo, from ob + sedeo; see sit, session, etc.; compare assess, possess.

  3. obsess(Verb)

    To think or talk obsessively about.

    Stop obsessing over it, will you!

    Etymology: From obsessus, perfect passive participle of obsideo, from ob + sedeo; see sit, session, etc.; compare assess, possess.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obsess(verb)

    to besiege; to beset

    Etymology: [L. obsessus, p. p. of obsidere to besiege; ob (see Ob-) + sedere to sit.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsess in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of obsess in a Sentence

  1. David Cameron:

    We all agreed, as do the Scottish public, that the independence referendum should be a 'once in a generation' or a 'once in a lifetime' event, so now it is time to move on. Some may want to obsess about separation, but I am focused on delivering devolution.

  2. Kelly Clarkson:

    I don't obsess about my weight, which is probably one of the reasons why other people have such a problem with it, there are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism – that is not me. I wish I had a better metabolism.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    Weve argued that American families deserve better than this partisan paralysis where Democrats literally obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else, this very morning, for example, the Speaker gave a speech on national television to push forward her rushed and partisan impeachment. Not one word, not one word on the outstanding legislation the American people actually need. Nothing on USMCA or the NDAA or funding for our armed forces. Its all impeachment, all the time.

  4. Sarah Maria:

    Any time people obsess over a particular body part – its size, shape, or contouring, it is a breeding ground for body-image dissatisfaction, people who don’t have ab cracks feel like they should have them in order to be beautiful and then are inclined to starve themselves and workout obsessively in order to get one.

  5. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Selfies are about self-admiration. They provide people of all ages constant opportunities to obsess about their looks and their external presentation

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