Dictionary Results for occupy


1. occupy - verb

· keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"

Synonym(s): busy

Hypernym(s): work




2. occupy - verb

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

Synonym(s): reside, lodge_in

Hypernym(s): populate, dwell, live, inhabit




3. occupy - verb

· occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"

Synonym(s): fill

Hypernym(s): be




4. occupy - verb

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

Synonym(s): concern, interest, worry




5. occupy - verb

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

Synonym(s): invade

Hypernym(s): attack, assail




6. occupy - verb

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

Synonym(s): take, use_up

Hypernym(s): use, expend




7. occupy - verb

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

Synonym(s): absorb, engross, engage

Hypernym(s): interest




8. occupy - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): fill, take

Hypernym(s): work, do_work





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