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Verb: occupy  'ó-kyu,pI
  1. Keep busy with
    "She occupies herself with her butterfly collection";
    - busy
  2. Live (in a certain place)
    "he occupies two rooms on the top floor";
    - reside, lodge in
  3. Take up all the available space
    "The liquid occupies the container";
    - fill
  4. Be on the mind of
    - concern, interest, worry
  5. March aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
    "Hitler occupied Poland on September 1, 1939";
    - invade
  6. Require (time or space)
    "This event occupied a very short time";
    - take, use up
  7. Consume all of one's attention or time
    "Her interest in butterflies occupies her completely";
    - absorb, engross, engage
  8. Assume, as of positions or roles
    "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne";
    - fill, take

Derived forms: occupied, occupying, occupies

See also: lodge

Type of: assail, attack, be, do work, dwell, expend, inhabit, interest, live, populate, use, work

Encyclopedia: Occupy