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Synonyms for occupy
ˈɒk yəˌpaɪoc·cu·py

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Wiktionary

  1. occupyverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. busy, occupyverb

    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 inverb

    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, fillverb

    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, worryverb

    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, occupyverb

    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 upverb

    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, occupyverb

    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, occupyverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. occupyverb

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

  2. occupyverb

    Synonyms:
    cover, fill, take up

  3. occupyverb

    Synonyms:
    employ, busy, engage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. occupyverb

    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. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson:

    Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    He who lets WWW i.e Women, Wine, Wealth to occupy his mind-space loses own common sense. We can find such man's reference in the history in abundance.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Memories are good, bad and ugly & they occupy all the space in your mind, leaving very little for present moment awareness. Life flows towards you constantly and total memory occupation makes you miss the present moment celebration. Clean the slate & reboot your mind, don't memorize, be available to life every single moment and MickeyMize.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Science and art is a toy store. Created in order to occupy a person with something.

  5. Torsten Hinrichs:

    None of these companies are profitable; the niches they occupy are too small, i'm convinced there will be consolidation and when we see something of interest, we will willingly acquire it.


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