How proper is it to use the verb verfügen (über) when relating to non-physical entities, such as mental abilities?
Er verfügt über gute Sprachkenntnisse.
Die Firma verfügt über das Urheberrecht dieses Produkts.
Sie verfügt über hohen Grad von Empathie.
As can be seen in the examples, this can reach fairly abstact levels. DWDS allows this generally. Still, how proper is it to use this verb very abstractly, in common and written language? I have some intuition that this verb has a rather materialistic "touch", I may of course be wrong. What would be good alternatives to it?