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occupy

occupy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word occupy

Definition
(verb) keep busy with
Synonyms : busy
Example Sentence
  • She busies herself with her butterfly collection

Definition
(verb) live (in a certain place)
Synonyms : lodge in , reside
Example Sentence
  • She resides in Princeton
  • he occupies two rooms on the top floor

Definition
(verb) occupy the whole of
Synonyms : fill
Example Sentence
  • The liquid fills the container

Definition
(verb) be on the mind of
Synonyms : concern , interest , worry
Example Sentence
  • I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift

Definition
(verb) march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
Synonyms : invade
Example Sentence
  • Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939

Definition
(verb) require (time or space)
Synonyms : take , use up
Example Sentence
  • It took three hours to get to work this morning
  • This event occupied a very short time

Definition
(verb) consume all of one's attention or time
Synonyms : absorb , engage , engross
Example Sentence
  • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Definition
(verb) assume, as of positions or roles
Synonyms : fill , take
Example Sentence
  • 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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