Synonyms of occupy


1. busy, occupy, work

usage: keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"

2. occupy, reside, lodge in, populate, dwell, live, inhabit

usage: live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

3. occupy, fill, be

usage: occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"

4. concern, interest, occupy, worry

usage: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

5. invade, occupy, attack, assail

usage: march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"

6. take, occupy, use up, use, expend

usage: require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"

7. absorb, engross, engage, occupy, interest

usage: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

8. fill, take, occupy, work, do work

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of occupy (Dictionary)