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occupy

oc·cu·py

occupy

 
 
pronunciation:
ak y paI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: occupied, occupies, occupying
definition 1: to control (territory or the like) after seizure.
Germany occupied Poland during World War II.
synonyms:
subject
similar words:
capture, claim, conquer, control, dominate, hold, oppress, overrun, overthrow, possess, seize, subjugate, take
definition 2: to take up; fill (time or space).
These large chairs occupy too much space in this room.His dog occupied the entire sofa.How do you occupy your free time?
synonyms:
engage, fill, have, use, utilize
antonyms:
vacate
similar words:
absorb, amuse, busy, consume, entertain, expend, hold, preoccupy, spend, take
definition 3: to reside in.
Some of the older people in the building have occupied their apartments for over forty years.
synonyms:
inhabit
similar words:
colonize, dwell in, ensconce, lease, live in, people, populate, rent, reside in, settle, tenant
definition 4: to hold (an office or position).
U.S. presidents occupy that office for four years at a time.
synonyms:
hold
similar words:
claim, command, fill, have, own
derivations: occupied (adj.), occupier (n.)
Word Builder: occupy +
  • occupied:
    filled.