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Synonyms for occupation
ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃənoc·cu·pa·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. occupationnoun

    Synonyms:
    employment, vocation, profession, interest

  2. occupationnoun

    An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.

    Synonyms:
    vocation, interest, employment, profession

  3. occupationnoun

    The act, process or state of possessing a place.

    Synonyms:
    profession, interest, employment, vocation

  4. occupationnoun

    The control of a country or region by a hostile army.

    Synonyms:
    vocation, profession, interest, employment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occupation

    A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.

    Synonyms:
    affair, art, avocation, barter, business, calling, commerce, concern, craft, duty, employment, handicraft, job, profession, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, vocation, work

    Preposition:
    The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occupation

    Synonyms:
    employment, avocation, possession, usurpation, encroachment, tenure, calling, pursuit, trade, business, holding

    Antonyms:
    idleness, vacancy, leisure, abandonment, vacation, resignation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. occupation, business, job, line of work, linenoun

    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

    "he's not in my line of business"

    Synonyms:
    personal credit line, occupancy, cable, business, billet, stemma, commercial enterprise, business concern, ancestry, byplay, agate line, business organisation, stage business, lineage, crinkle, stock, task, telephone circuit, clientele, seam, bloodline, course, crease, melodic line, air, channel, short letter, line of products, job, assembly line, contrast, problem, patronage, product line, business sector, military control, blood, bank line, tune, line of merchandise, personal line of credit, concern, melody, strain, dividing line, transmission line, moving in, caper, line of descent, chore, argumentation, logical argument, phone line, furrow, rail line, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, melodic phrase, line of business, pedigree, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, demarcation, subscriber line, origin, business organization, communication channel, telephone line, credit line, production line, business enterprise, line of reasoning, line of work, note, argument

  2. occupation, military controlnoun

    the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

    Synonyms:
    job, line, military control, moving in, line of work, business, occupancy

  3. occupationnoun

    any activity that occupies a person's attention

    "he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"

    Synonyms:
    occupancy, moving in, line, military control, business, job, line of work

  4. occupation, occupancy, moving innoun

    the act of occupying or taking possession of a building

    "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"

    Synonyms:
    tenancy, job, line, military control, moving in, line of work, business, occupancy

  5. occupationnoun

    the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

    "during the German occupation of Paris"

    Synonyms:
    occupancy, moving in, line, military control, business, job, line of work

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. occupationnoun

    Synonyms:
    possession, holding, tenure, use, occupancy

  2. occupationnoun

    Synonyms:
    employment, business, calling, vocation, AVOCATION, profession, pursuit, trade, craft, walk of life

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. occupationnoun

    Synonyms:
    occupancy, tenure, incumbency, vocation, employment, business

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How to use occupation in a sentence?

  1. Ziad Abu Zayyad:

    If you have cancer, do you think that Advil can help you? it can be a pain relief for a short while, but it will not cure you. You need real medicine to cure you, and the real medicine here is the end of the occupation.

  2. Ilhan Omar:

    This is not a conflict between two states. This is not a civil war. It is a conflict where one country, funded and supported by the United States government, continues an illegal military occupation over another group of people.

  3. Senior Palestinian official Nabil Shaath:

    I think honest brokers don't do what the congressmen did with Mr. Netanyahu the man who leads the occupation, the aggression against the people of Palestine.

  4. International Criminal Court:

    , he played a predominant and active role in the functioning of the local structure put in place during the group's occupation of Timbuktu in 2012, intentional attacks against historic monuments and buildings dedicated to religion are serious crimes.

  5. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    This shows an attempt to take advantage of a fabricated crisis to cover up the realities of the region which include the occupation and repression of the people of Palestine and the violation of their rights.


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