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Synonyms for occupation
ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. occupation, business, job, line of work, line(noun)

    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 control(noun)

    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. occupation(noun)

    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 in(noun)

    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. occupation(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. occupation(noun)

    Synonyms:
    interest, employment, vocation, profession

  2. occupation(noun)

    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. occupation(noun)

    The act, process or state of possessing a place.

    Synonyms:
    profession, interest, employment, vocation

  4. occupation(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. occupation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    possession, holding, tenure, use, occupancy

  2. occupation(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. occupation(n)

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

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How to use occupation in a sentence?

  1. Oday Aboushi:

    Oday Aboushi said in an interview with The Associated Press. It doesnt happen much, but at the same time it comes with a lot of responsibility. And I feel like having this platform allows me to use that responsibility in a positive way. Oday Aboushi made Oday Aboushi second start of the season and the 36th of Oday Aboushi career on Sunday, helpingDetroit beat Washington30-27. The Lions made a statement as a team last summer, choosing not to practice as a form ofprotestafter Jacob Blake, Jacob Blake, was shot by police in Wisconsin. Oday Aboushi was front and center as Oday Aboushi teammates spoke to reporters about their decision outside the teams practice facility. And as a player in the powerful league, coincidently playing in an area with a large Arab American population, Oday Aboushi wants to use his voice to speak up for people in his parents homeland. There is this call of not staying silent and using our places of position to elevate those that feel unheard and unseen for such a long time, said U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Detroit. People can relate to us as activists me as a girl from southwest Detroit, him the NFL player. NFL WEEK 10 RECAP, SCORES AND STANDINGS Aboushis parents emigrated to New York after both were born in east Jerusalem, a part of the world that regularly makes international news. On Monday, European diplomats visited the site of an Israeli planned settlement expansion in eastJerusalemthat threatens to cut off parts of the city claimed by Palestinians from West Bank. Israel has long dismissed international criticism of settlement activity. Palestinians want a future state that includes east Jerusalem and the West Bank territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 war and view settlements as a major obstacle to peace. Oday Aboushi visited West Bank in 2009, when Oday Aboushi talked with orphans and said Oday Aboushi witnessed Palestinians being held at checkpoints. West Bank was a huge eye-opener for me as far as what West Bank like to be back in Palestine in West Bank current situation right now with the occupation of Israel.

  2. Salam Al-Marayati:

    If we're going to look at suspects [for 9/11], we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what's happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.

  3. John Swinton:

    There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.

  4. Domingos Alves:

    Governors and mayors opened field hospitals and bought ventilators, and the numbers improved, but this has a limit : doctors are not as available as beds, and there is no way to increase this capacity indefinitely. Relying only on ICU bed occupation as a foundation for reopening is a trick that's being used to calm the population.

  5. Rebecca Foote:

    We don't have verified dates yet, but it looks as if some may date to at least 4,000 BC, it's very exciting because it shows that the history of occupation of the area goes back much further than was known.


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