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Synonyms for occupy
ˈɒk yəˌpaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. busy, occupy(verb)

    keep busy with

    "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"

    Synonyms:
    take, invade, reside, engage, lodge in, concern, worry, use up, engross, busy, interest, fill, absorb

  2. occupy, reside, lodge in(verb)

    live (in a certain place)

    "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, invade, domicile, engross, shack, rest, repose, worry, absorb, engage, busy, concern, fill, reside, interest, take, domiciliate, use up

  3. occupy, fill(verb)

    occupy the whole of

    "The liquid fills the container"

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, invade, fulfill, satisfy, replete, engross, make full, fulfil, meet, worry, satiate, absorb, engage, busy, concern, fill up, fill, reside, interest, take, sate, use up

  4. concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)

    be on the mind of

    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. invade, occupy(verb)

    march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

    "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, invade, encroach upon, engross, obtrude upon, intrude on, busy, worry, absorb, engage, reside, concern, overrun, fill, infest, interest, take, use up

  6. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)

    consume all of one's attention or time

    "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

    Synonyms:
    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

  8. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. occupy(verb)

    To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.

    Synonyms:
    busy, employ

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occupy

    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.

    Synonyms:
    amuse, beguile, cheer, delight, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, gratify, interest, please, recreate

    Antonyms:
    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occupy

    Synonyms:
    hold, possess, employ, fill, busy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. occupy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    possess (for the time), keep, hold, have possession of

  2. occupy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cover, fill, take up

  3. occupy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    employ, busy, engage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. occupy(v)

    Synonyms:
    hold, keep, possess, fill, engage, absorb, employ, busy, monopolize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "occupy":

    occupies, hold, occupation, fill, occupying

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How to use occupy in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    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.

  2. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    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.

  3. Lu Wei:

    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.

  4. James A. Garfield:

    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.

  5. Sonia Guajajara:

    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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