keep busy with
"She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
occupy, reside, lodge in(verb)
live (in a certain place)
"She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
occupy the whole of
"The liquid fills the container"
concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)
be on the mind of
"I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
lodge in, invade, touch, engross, care, use up, matter to, have-to doe with, worry, touch on, absorb, engage, busy, fill, come to, relate, refer, reside, interest, take, pertain, bear on, vex, concern
march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
"Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
take, occupy, use up(verb)
require (time or space)
"It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
require, invade, subscribe to, withdraw, make, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, busy, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, absorb, necessitate, consume, drive, hire, wipe out, consider, need, rent, run through, pick out, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, exhaust, lease, take aim, deplete, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, concern, eat up, claim, read, get, worry, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, engross, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, interest, shoot, aim, direct, charter, eat, contain, lodge in, subscribe, reside, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct
absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)
consume all of one's attention or time
"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
take in, suck up, affiance, enlist, plight, engross, use up, prosecute, lock, hire, soak up, take, worry, suck, employ, lodge in, fill, take over, invade, steep, concern, pursue, betroth, busy, sop up, lease, charter, imbibe, plunge, mesh, wage, reside, rent, interest, draw, assimilate, absorb, ingest, immerse, engulf, take up, operate, engage
fill, take, occupy(verb)
assume, as of positions or roles
"She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
require, read, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, busy, hold, choose, fulfill, study, learn, fill, absorb, necessitate, consume, drive, fill up, consider, need, rent, pick out, sate, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, lease, take aim, invade, meet, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, concern, make, claim, satisfy, get, worry, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, engross, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, interest, fulfil, shoot, aim, direct, charter, make full, contain, replete, lodge in, subscribe, reside, satiate, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, hire, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.
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How to use occupy in a sentence?
The mind has only that much space to occupy either CREATIVITY or CURRENCY and never both at the same time; but wondering why a person having money in mind could only grow up in an organization.
A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
Indeed, we do not welcome those that make money off China, occupy China's market, even as they slander China's people. These kinds of websites I definitely will not allow in my house.
Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
They say that they have been authorized to occupy indigenous land, we are here to oppose mining, hydroelectric and agribusiness companies that destroy tribal communities and Mother Nature.
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- займа́ць, заня́ць, акупава́цьBelarusian
- bewohnen, besetzen, okkupieren, in Anspruch nehmenGerman
- miehittää, varata, vallataFinnish
- occuper, habiterFrench
- okipeHaitian Creole
- teneo, possideoLatin
- whakakapi, whetaMāori
- заня́ть, занима́ть, завладева́ть, завладе́ть, оккупи́роватьRussian
- inneha, uppta, annektera, ta upp, bo, bebo, ockuperaSwedish
- окупува́ти, займа́ти, зайня́тиUkrainian
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