Have, hold, own, possess, enjoy are comparable when they mean to keep, control, retain, or experience as one’s own.
Have is the most general term and in itself carries no implication of a cause or reason for regarding the thing had as one’s own.
Hold implies stronger control over than have and usually suggests a grasp upon, an occupancy of, or a bond between; thus, “to have friends” implies a mere amicable relationship, but “to hold one’s friends” implies either the reducing of them to subjection or the retaining of their affection; “to have an opinion” implies merely the existence of that opinion, whereas “to hold an opinion” usually suggests its assertion.
Own implies a natural or legal right to hold as one’s property and under one’s full control.
Possess is preferred in law to own as implying one’s having full title and right to a particular property to the exclusion of everyone else; thus, a husband and wife might say that they own a piece of land when legally only the husband possesses it. In general use possess differs from own in being referable to other things than property (as a characteristic, a quality, a power, or a faculty).
Enjoy (see also LIKE ) implies the having of something as one’s own or for one’s use with all its benefits and advantages; in this sense there is no necessary connotation of pleasure or delight in having or using, but, except in law, the word often does carry a hint if not a definite suggestion of it.