Occupy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɑːkjʊpaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word occupy
Brit.  |ˈɒkjʊpaɪ|  British pronunciation of the word occupy


- keep busy with (syn: busy)
- live (in a certain place) (syn: reside)
- occupy the whole of (syn: fill)
- be on the mind of (syn: concern, interest, worry)
- march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation (syn: invade)
- require (time or space) (syn: take, use up)
- consume all of one's attention or time (syn: absorb, engage, engross)
- assume, as of positions or roles (syn: fill, take)
the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Extra examples

They have occupied the apartment for three years.

She occupies the house that her grandfather built 50 years ago.

They own another house that they occupy only three months out of the year.

They occupy the room next to ours.

This region was once almost completely occupied by forests.

Their house occupies a beautiful spot next to the ocean.

Much of our time is occupied by answering questions from our customers.

These questions have continued to occupy her mind.

This hobby occupies all of my free time.

It would have occupied the attention of all companies.

He occupies the house without paying any rent.

The building was purchased and occupied by its new owners last year.

Football occupies most of my leisure time.

Only six percent of police time is occupied with criminal incidents.

Students occupied Sofia university on Monday.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: occupy
he/she/it: occupies
present participle: occupying
past tense: occupied
past participle: occupied
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