master (v.) Old form(s): maister , maistred
own, possess, have at one's disposal
Luc.863[Lucrece to herself, of a sick miser's wealth] he ... leaves it to be mastered by his young
MV V.i.174[Portia to Gratiano, of her husband's ring] he would not ... pluck it from his finger for the wealth / That the world masters
Sonn.106.8[] Even such a beauty as you master now
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